She’s baaack! Four months ago Miss Conception packed her bags, wrapped her wigs and heavily humidified her throat for an exclusive run of shows in Mexico. The saucy drag queen is a rare breed in the scene, singing live and engaging audiences with vulgar banter between numbers.
“I loved every second of it,” she says of the 43 shows she performed at The Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta. “And the crowd’s response was incredible. I was so privileged that I was given the opportunity to broaden my demographic audience.”
Twice a week, for an hour and a half, she cannily sensed the mood of her audience and adapted to the atmosphere. Her songs and impersonations required numerous on-stage costume changes, as she moved from The Lion King
to Little Orphan Annie
to The Sound of Music
, just to name a few. It’s no surprise she was asked to return for another run in 2013. “I’ve never done anything like that before,” she says. “But it’s a truly original approach and a bold leap into a new realm of drag. In this industry, you need to constantly stay on top of the game.”
Luckily for us, she’s bringing her hit Broadway-style show back home for two nights only. Aptly titled Miss Conception’s Live Singing Stage to Screen Show, it’s a condensed version of her Mexican performances, set up as a sit-down cabaret show. Sadly, none of The Palm Cabaret’s pool boys will be in attendance. —Robert Ladic
Miss Conception’s Live Singing Stage to Screen Show is Fri, June 8 and Sat, June 9, 7:30pm, at Buddies, 12 Alexander St. $25. totix.ca. She performs every second Friday and Sunday night at Woody’s, 467 Church St.