The Legend of Georgia McBride

Throw aside your blue suede shoes and experience the beautiful world of drag with The Legend of Georgia McBride, by Tony Award–winning playwright/screenwriter Matthew López, performing from April 20 to May 21 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Casey is down on his luck. Between his Elvis impersonator gig being scrapped and his newly-pregnant girlfriend, Jo, he’s feeling all shook up. All seems lost, especially when the dive bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace him. But when one of the queens leaves the act high and dry, Casey makes the life-changing decision to step into her stilettos.

Hanging up his jumpsuit, Casey reluctantly—and hilariously—transforms into the glamorous Georgia McBride. With spectacular performances, iconic music and copious amounts of glitter, The Legend of Georgia McBride proves that life truly IS a drag, and a fabulous one!

The Legend of Georgia McBride was originally programmed for the 2020–2021 season but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to show director Jamie King, “Drag is not a threat to life—it is a reason to live. Drag gains its strength from experimentation, joy, and community. This show is such an incredible pleasure to be able to put on right now—with recent news and anti-LGBTQIA+ rulings happening in the United States; here is a production about how drag can enliven us, can help us grow, and can bring us together.”

Arts Club Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran added, “When we originally programmed The Legend of Georgia McBride back in 2019, I was drawn to its study of what a family does to stay together. While López’s work is certainly full of laughs, it is also full of love. Casey doesn’t always make the ‘right’ choices, but he is always trying to make the best ones for his family. This is a play about resilience, acceptance, and being true to oneself.”

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Dates: April 20 to May 21, 2023
Times: Tue.–Thu., 7:30 PM; Fri. & Sat., 8 PM, Wed., 1:30 PM; Sat. & Sun., 2 PM
Venue: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $35; available online

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