Thursday, April 26, 2018

Charleston Performing Arts Center presents family-friendly Dragtime Cabaret

Fun for all

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Brooke Collins is the host and emcee for Dragtime Cabaret shows. - PROVIDED
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  • Brooke Collins is the host and emcee for Dragtime Cabaret shows.

Charleston Performing Arts Center — the Folly Road theater not to be confused with North Chuck's PAC — has been putting on a successful run of Dragtime Cabaret shows these past few months, and now the whole fam-damily can attend. On Wed. May 16 at 6 p.m., Dragtime Cabaret puts on a show that's "suitable for children of all ages." Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online.

While we personally think all drag shows are family-friendly (introducing your kids to alternative performances is awesome parenting in our book), Dragtime Cabaret has made this performance a little more, say, low key for the kids — but be forewarned, parents, the music in this show is still loud.

What makes a drag show family-friendly? According to CPAC's director of development, Allison McCleary, these performances won't have any vulgarity and music won't have inappropriate words and themes. Songs will be a little shorter, too, due to kids' attention spans being, well, shorter. Brooke Collins also plans on performing a fairy godmother and princess performance.

McCleary says, "If it's anything like our other monthly drag shows, I wouldn't be surprised if we keep doing the family-friendly shows. It's going to be a great night of fun music, comedy, beautiful costumes and a way for parents to introduce their kids to something unique and different."

If you're looking for adult-friendly drag shows, look no further than next month's two adults-only Dragtime Cabaret shows, held on Tues. May 15 at 8 p.m.and Wed. May 16 at 9 p.m. Please note that there's a two drink minimum purchase at adult shows (which we imagine won't be a problem for all you party people.)

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