JACKIE BEAT: ILLUMINATI OR NICE?

Drag legend conspires to create Christmas carol cabaret in her 21st annual holiday show.
December 20 - 22 at Laurie Beechman Theatre

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Legendary drag performer JACKIE BEAT brings her 21st annual holiday show ILLUMINATI OR NICE? to The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Performances are December 20 - 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased by calling 212-352-3101, or online at SpinCycleNYC.com. A $45 VIP ticket that inlcuded reserved seating an a meet and greet are also available. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42 Street. There is also a $20 food/drink minimum at all performances.

Join drag icon JACKIE BEAT, the enlightened and all-powerful counter-culture queen, as she control Christmas with the premiere of ILLUMINATI OR NICE? Miss Beat embraces the dark side of the season to celebrate the holidays like only she can! Classic carols will be corrupted and traditions will be twisted when one of drag’s most iconic, mysterious and influential legends takes the stage for her 21st annual holiday show. 

It all started so innocently in 1998 with Jesus Christ, It’s Your Birthday!, a delightful non-denominational holiday tribute featuring such seasonal fare as "Sleigh Ride in Leather With You" and "Black Christmas." When the show was prominently featured in The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Right’s 1998 Report on Anti-Catholicism, an annual holiday tradition was born. Beat's most requested holiday songs include including her cocaine-fueled rewrite of “Let It Snow,” the pregnancy confessional “Santa’s Baby,” a menorah-loving “Jew Christmas,” a booze-infused spin on “Happy Holidays” called “Alcoholidays,” and the STD cautionary tale "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Syphilis."

Award-winning drag darling JACKIE BEAT has been wowing unsuspecting audiences since 1989.  She has toured with Roseanne Barr -- as the comic legend’s opening act -- including a 7-week run at The New York New York in Las Vegas; written for TV (Fashion Police, Hello Ross, Hype! and others) and collaborated on special material with the like of Roseanne, Rosie O’Donnell and Jennifer Coolidge; appeared in countless TV shows (Sex and the City), movies (Grief, Wigstock The Movie, Flawless, Adam & Steve)  and Off-Broadway hits (Valley of the Dolls, Tell-Tale!).  She has been named Best Drag Queen by New York Press and Best Live Performance by HX Magazine. Jackie is also a columnist, lead singer for the electro-rock band Dirty Sanchez, and the subject of the documentary film My Name is Jackie Beat including commentary from Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, and Roseanne.