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The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon: The Big Seattle Sendoff Show!

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Hot off her stunning victory on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales (both Cornish alums) hit the stage at the Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center for two performances of their musical comedy, The Vaudevillians. Seattle audiences have a rare opportunity to send Jinkx and Major Scales off to New York, where they’ve nearly sold out 10 performances of The Vaudevillians in July.

The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon: The Big Seattle Sendoff Show!
- Sunday June 2, 7:30 and 9:30 pm
- Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St.
- Tickets: $10, general admission and $25, VIP seating (first five rows of the theater)
- Purchase online,
- Or call Brown Paper Tickets, 800.838.3006
- A portion of the net proceeds benefit the Cornish College of the Arts Scholarship Fund

Throughout the 1920s, Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (which was originally about the woman’s Suffragette movement), and “Drop it Like it’s Hot” (which was originally about the invention of the electric iron) had become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed.

Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With 10 years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native Northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in Spring Awakening (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in Rent (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). Earlier this year, Hoffer played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group).

Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen. He is a writer/composer/performer from Seattle, WA who graduated with a B.F.A. in Theater from Cornish College of the Arts in 2010. He has contributed original music to venues throughout Washington, from the Intiman Theater to Hump, Seattle’s premier amateur porn festival. He recently composed music for and starred in Washington Ensemble Theater’s original musical The Callers, and performs regularly in DeLouRue Presents Homo For the Holidays and Freedom Fantasia.


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