SOOOOOOO, if you can remember all the way back to all the escandalos from April of this year, you’ll recollect that one of them was centered on the surprisingly public “HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS FEUD” played out on local media outlets (like this one) and social media. It all began when drag superstar BenDeLaCreme suddenly announced in an interview with The Stranger that his beloved yearly holiday show HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS was kaput…that the 2017 edition was the last one to be produced. The drag diva also announced that he was working on a brand NEW holiday show with fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race co-star, Jinkx Monsoon.
Apparently, that was all news to DeLa’s former producing partners/co-stars, the popular burlesque team (and real life married couple) KITTEN ‘N’ LOU (aka Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover) who quickly rebutted that “Homo for the Holidays” WOULD continue but without the services of BenDeLaCreme. Then, other cast members of the show got involved with commenting on the situation on social media and it exposed a considerable amount of bitterness, bickering, hurt feelings and accusations of bad behavior that was happening with the supposedly tight knit cast and team.
The end result was the
firing/resignation/leaving due to ‘creative differences’ of several popular cast mates including Faggedy Randy, as well as announcements that one cast member, Scott Shoemaker, was splitting to produce his own holiday themed show.
SO MUCH DRAMA!!!!!!
Well, some time has passed and Kitten ‘n’ Lou have been busy queen bees and gone ahead to re-cast all the vacant roles with new folks. Today, they released a new cast photo and announced ticket sales were open for the 2018 edition of Homo for the Holidays, once again back at West Hall at Oddfellows Hall on Capitol Hill. The show
is subtitled now being called “Jingle All The Gay” which hopefully means it’s an all new show…Homo for the Holidays was rather notorious for pretty much doing the same show year after year after year, with a few changes. This new edition includes several out of town names in the cast, including artists from New York and San Francisco.
Here’s some poo (and ticket links) for HFTH 2018:
Kitten N’ Lou present
The next chapter of Homo for the Holidays…
JINGLE ALL THE GAY!
December 7th – 30th
Location: West Hall, OddFellows Building 2nd Floor
915 E Pine Street, Capitol Hill
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
We are offering a reduced ticket price of $25 to the Dec. 12 performance, as a special holiday gift to our community
Tickets available at Stranger Tickets:
RESERVE A SPECIAL FRONT ROW VIP TABLE!
$200/table (seats up to 4)
Only 6 tables available per show! Includes exclusive reserved seating in the front row,
and a special gift from the JINGLE ALL THE GAY cast!
Featuring an all-star international cast of
burlesque, cabaret, dance, drag, and musical luminaries:
* Kitten N’ Lou *
* Cherdonna Shinatra * Joe Black (UK) * ilvs strauss *
* Mr. Gorgeous (NYC) * RedBone (San Francisco)
* The Luminous Pariah * Markeith Wiley * Randy Ford *
*Rebecca Mmm Davis * Danny Kam *Abbey Roads *
After a wildly successful decade of sold out, critically acclaimed shows, Kitten N’ Lou are thrilled to usher in the next chapter of Homo For The Holidays (”the premiere event of the true gay yuletided season”, The Stranger), with their brand new seasonal spectacle…Jingle All the Gay!
Seattle, December 7th-30th: In the tradition of Homo For The Holidays, Kitten N’ Lou have cooked up the most deliciously queer and delectably extravagant holiday confection Seattle has ever seen, featuring the biggest most bombastic all-star cast yet of both familiar and new faces…guaranteed to make even the Grinch-iest yuletides gay!
Jingle All the Gay invites you to join our chosen family of fabulous fruitcakes in a joyful and triumphant celebration of song, dance, striptease, and “brilliantly deranged” (TimeOut NY) holigay hilarity. Light your menorah, stuff your stockings, and join us in coming home to Seattle’s favorite winter tradition…
It’s not Christmas in July, it’s Pride in December!
Michael, do your research. Interview people. No one was fired. The people not in this cast photo from the previous years all left the show.
Also, the stranger article you are referring to is misquoted.
The reason there are out of town people in the cast is because They are running out of local talent that wants to work with them, or that they want to work with.
This new version of the show will be a show that they will again, repeat every year with minor changes, like Homo for the Holidays, and their summer show Camptacular.
Only one person was “let go” in Camptacular, but the reason was for announcing it was their last year in the show, and for agreeing with opinions that were not Kitten and lou’s.
“Jingle” some facts before stirring the pot.