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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Selection Reminder: Broadway Christmas 5 at Revolution!

Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Photo by Kristofer Reynolds/Rachael Sommers
  • Photo by Kristofer Reynolds/Rachael Sommers

Thursday, Dec. 22

Broadway Christmas 5

There’s the one story of Christmas best elucidated by a certain humble cartoon character going by the name of Linus – “And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’” Then there’s the other, often ignored story of numerous boys and girls just north of Peanuts age who, because of their budding sexual confusion, receive little angelic joy during the family-heavy holidays. Revolution’s annual Christmas pageant – benefiting the teen crisis efforts of the Trevor Project – may lean less on Mary Magdalene than, say, Mary in a queer lexicon sense, but it’s just as poignant and far more fun. Expect celebratory winks and nudges to musical theater from both stage and screen as a glittering troupe of the region’s best drag personae converge in a fast and furious mess of lip-synced overstatement in the interest of keeping the lights on. That’s the real holiday spirit, Linus. – Billy Manes (9 p.m. at Revolution Nightclub’s Majestic Theatre, 375 S. Bumby Ave., 407-228-9900, revolutionorlando.com, $10 donation)

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