The Frank Theatre Company kicks off the new year with a hip-hop themed community-building cabaret honouring the late, great Amy Winehouse, and featuring some of Vancouver’s finest LGBTTQ artists.
Hosted by Vancouver drag queen Delica C (photo above) as the talented, enigmatic and ill-fated Ms. Winehouse, the evening promises to be a lively celebration of LGBTTQ music, writing and art including readings and performances by award-winning author Amber Dawn (How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir), Daniel Zomparelli (aka DJ That’s So Raven), trans poet and activist Antonette Rea, author Aaron Chan and singer/songwriter Oliver O’Dea.
Along with the performances, the audience will get an opportunity to sing along to their favourite Winehouse tunes. The evening will also feature a silent auction with prizes from The Arts Club Theatre Company, Hub Restaurant, The Float House and Vancouver Opera, just to name a few as a fundraiser for the Frank Theatre Company, Vancouver’s only professional queer theatre company.
The Frank Theatre Company produces and promotes queer and sex positive performances to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance, through the performing arts, of individuals and groups outside of sexual and gender norms.
Amy Lives! A Screaming Weenie Cabaret takes place at The Junction Pub (1138 Davie St) on Friday, January 23. Doors at 7:30pm with show at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Visit http://thefranktheatre.com for more information.