The Legend of Georgia McBride

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Keeping with the tradition of bringing fresh and edgy theater in Southwest Florida, The Laboratory Theater of Florida announces the Southwest Florida premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride.
If you loved Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror and Hush Up Sweet Charlotte you aren’t going to want to miss The Legend of Georgia McBride. In this area premiere, a young Elvis impersonator, barely eking out a living, finds out his wife is pregnant. To make matters even more challenging, he gets fired from the run-down Florida bar where he’s been working. But, in true storybook fashion, one night, he is transformed by some unlikely new friends and then rehired as a lip-synching drag queen.
The cast includes Steven Michael Kennedy as Casey, Imani Lee Williams as Jo, Clayton W. Brown as Miss Tracy Mills, TJ Albertson as Rexy/Jason and Keith Gahagan as Eddie.
The Legend of Georgia McBride is a show-stopping, hilariously outrageous comedy about discovering your true voice, replete with music and sparkly costumes galore.
Director Brett Marston says, “When young Casey loses his job as an Elvis impersonator, life hands him a rare and unique performance opportunity when a drunken drag queen collapses before her show. Forced with the reality that the show must go on, Casey is quickly coached by seasoned drag performer Miss Tracy Mills to zip it and tuck it … ‘you are woman now…PUT ON THAT DRESS!’ What ensues is an exotic, erotic, chaotic, hypnotic, and melodic drag spectacular filled with tons of glitz and glamour. The Legend of Georgia McBride is a delightful and dazzling show filled with humor, warmth and love. It’s a story about how we discover who we truly are and the struggles that often occur as we navigate that journey.”
Lab artistic director Annette Trossbach says, “It’s a showstopper with heart, sass and sequins. Delightful, modern characters in a fairytale situation plus all the glamour, cattiness, and deep friendship of showbiz.”
Laboratory Theater has new seating. Rows A, B, and C are on the floor. Rows D and above are on risers.
The Legend of Georgia McBride runs June 7 – 30 at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m.; and June 16, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.
On June 8 at 7 p.m, teens meet and greet with the cast over pizza and a free ticket to the show (reservations required).
Tickets are available to purchase online at www.Brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase a 2018-2019 Season Pass. For more information, visit www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Ave. in the Fort Myers River District.

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