The show goes on, in spite of the pearl clutching of Republican party elites, and buoyed along with community support: according to a post on Facebook, Drag Queen Bingo event will take place at the time during which it was originally scheduled — 9:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, during the Howell Melon Fest — but its location is being moved from a tent on Walnut Street to two blocks east at the Historic Howell Theater.
The event benefits Pride Alliance of Livingston and the Livingston Diversity Council.
The move is a great one: it gives the event a much higher visibility — including the theater’s marquee, I assume — and the ability to sell well over three times the number of tickets. The original event sold out in just a couple hours, and a waiting list was established in the hopes that there would be a second show.
Bradley Haas of Beauty Beyond Drag Productions said in a Facebook post that his company is in the process of setting up an “encore or tandem show.”
“We’ve gotten more bingo cards that we can count,” Haas said, “and are ready to come to Howell.”
The controversy has also served to garner Beauty Beyond Drag Productions more visibility and upcoming events.
“The outpouring of love from the community has been overwhelming in the most positive way,” Haas said. “We’ve gotten requests to do graduation parties a year from now, and even universities reaching out, asking us to do their welcome week.”
You can check out Beauty Beyond Drag’s Facebook page for information on additional shows by clicking here.
You can read our coverage of the controversy by clicking here.