Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to present Spanxgiving II!, the wildly popular GVT fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Admission is limited to ages 21+. For more information, contact GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
“For those of you that enjoyed Spanxgiving last year, you will be blown away this year. For those who didn’t get the chance, the production mixes the artistry of drag and burlesque with a touch of Vaudeville. From a Las Vegas Diva to the Evil Queen of Burlesque and so many more, we have brought together the best performers from around the country and the state. This is the only show of its kind in this region of the country and it can only be seen at Greenbrier Valley Theatre,” said board member and producer Christopher Jolliffe.
Headlining the festivities will be drag queen Steven Wayne, who began impersonating Cher while earning his BA in Education at West Virginia’s Marshall University. The Meadow Bridge native has impersonated Cher for over 30 years and performed in night clubs and pageants all over the east coast. He moved to Las Vegas in 1999 to audition in the world-famous An Evening at La Cage celebrity impersonator show. Wayne has been seen by superstars such as Cher, Whoopi Goldberg and Shania Twain and can currently be seen in Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas.
Starring alongside Wayne will be burlesque dancer Bella La Blanc, also known as “The Stepford Wife Gone Wild.” When she is not a sultry night-time tease, she is a stay-at-home mother of two. La Blanc is a member of the Game of Thrones touring burlesque show Burlesque is Coming, the owner of Glit-O-Rama Productions in Washington, DC, and a graduate of the Coney Island Sideshow School.
The evening will be hosted by Justin Thyme and Contempt of Court. Spanxgiving II is a Jolli-Wiggles production.
“Get ready for our special guest hosts and meet your favorite performers after the show all while supporting Greenbrier Valley Theatre so it can continue to produce its unparalleled quality of performance and educational programs and help us gear up for our 50th season in 2017,” said Jolliffe.