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RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Is Coming to Phoenix


Get your Monday face ready for a Wednesday, because RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons 2016 Extravaganza Tour hits Phoenix on April 27 at Celebrity Theatre.

Delight in a show revolving around eight of your favorite RPDR contestants: Courtney Act, Adore Delano, Ginger Minj, Miss Fame, Phi Phi O'Hara, Alaska Thunderfuck, and our current queen, Violet Chachki.

And the names haven’t stopped dropping just yet. Anticipate cutting quips from show staple and bosomy judge-turned-host, Michelle Visage – plus a hopefully upbeat DJ set by Pearl to kick off the night.

Danny Zelisko Presents gifts the Valley of the Sun this third annual Battle of the Season – dubbed the “world’s biggest touring drag review” and backed by Producer Entertainment Group and Sidecar Management in conjunction with World of Wonder and everyone’s favorite deep-cable station: Logo TV. Phoenix is just one of 43 stops across the United States and Canada on this tour, following a 14-city stint in Europe.

Though the tour won't be seen on RPDR season eight – a good reason why RuPaul won't be there – attendees are in for more than a few song-and-dance numbers, jokes, tall heels, taller hair, and more jokes. Fans of the Minj may be especially elated, as the season seven finalist missed the Phoenix date on the Christmas Queens Tour due to illness.

Tickets for the RPDR Battle of the Seasons 2016 Extravaganza Tour are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, January 29. Prices range from $37.50 to $203, topping at $303, at www.celebritytheatre.com or 602-267-1600, ext. 1. Doors open at 7 p.m. on April 27, with the all-ages show starting at 9 at 440 N. 32nd St.


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Lauren Cusimano was the Phoenix New Times food editor from 2018 to 2021. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.