Time Traveling Drag Queens in the 1940s!
What would happen if three modern-day drag queens accidentally found themselves transported back to the WWII America? It’s a question that the Bay Street Cabaret answered with “Time Traveling Drag Queens in the 1940s!“
This theatrical cabaret experience featured three of Savannah’s best drag queens along with a cast of talented performers as they brought to life classic big band, swing, and standards from the Great American Songbook in this raucous new show held April 15 & 17, 2022.
Imma Slappabitch, Coco Beach, and Christie Créme are rehearsing a big band number for a big show in 2022 when they discover a mysterious device with a red button that says “do not push.” Naturally, they push it, and without warning, they are transported back in time to the early 1940s! There, they get roped into helping stage a USO Club show with a ragtag bunch of singers and have only hours until the curtain goes up.
Although not a traditional musical, the scripted story fed into live cabaret performances of more than 20 of the greatest songs of the era including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Anything Goes,” “Stormy Weather,” “As Time Goes By,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Minnie the Moocher,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “In the Mood,” and more, including a few surprises!
Some of Savannah’s best drag queens, actors, dancers, and singers starred in the show including Treyla Trash, Sallie Just Sallie, and Kevin Hincapie as the time travelers; new Bay Street Cabaret peformer Travis Cheek as the ladies’ man Glenn; Bay Street Cabaret and local theater favorite Hannah Dodson as the sensitive Samantha; theater veteran Cami Nicole Hall as the brash broad Delores; award-winning burlesque artist Magnolia Minxx as the spotlight averse Viola; and rising musical theater star Dani Vazquez as the ditzy bombshell Betty.
The show was directed by Travis Harold Coles, a veteran of the Savannah theater scene, and was written and produced by Rick Garman, who has written several novels and more than two dozen TV movies. The production was stage managed by Gwen Leahy.