RESCHEDULED: Drag Show will benefit scholarship fund

April 9, 2024
Students posing at Drag Show 2023

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at Fitchburg State University will present its 17th annual benefit drag show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, an event designed to entertain, enlighten, and share a great cultural experience with the community. (The event was originally scheduled for April 4 and rescheduled because of inclement weather.)

The “Dancing Queens” drag show will be held at the Athletics and Recreation Center, 130 North St., Fitchburg. Proceeds from the show will support the LGBTQ Student Scholarship at Fitchburg State. The program is labeled as New England’s largest and oldest drag show.

This year’s program will feature dancing and cabaret-style performances by 7 stage performers including Anita Cocktail, Destiny Boston, Jada Pinkette Fox, Abby Cummings, Lady Sabrina and Roxy Brooks, with Raquel Blake to be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening. DJ Scotty P will spin the tunes for the show, during which a major announcement will be made. The highly anticipated Drag Race, with students from the university, will crown a Drag Queen and a Drag King.

“It is a thrill and honor to be able to advise this club for 23 years,” said Associate Director of Student Development Shane Franzen, who has organized the show since its inception. “Their commitment to change, education, and camaraderie is overwhelming. This show is a culmination of a year’s worth of hard work. With the negative rhetoric that the LGBTQ+ community faces every day, this show is such an important way for our students and Fitchburg State Community to combat such hate. We are very excited, ecstatic to be honest, to be able to make a major announcement at this year's show as a way to make change in the lives of our students and the Fitchburg community.”

This event is for audiences aged 18 and over. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show, or online at Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. before the 7 p.m. showtime

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