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The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes
Date Thursday December 01
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.)
SF, CA 94103
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorL. Helman
The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes
6th Annual All Drag Xmas Exdrag-a-ganza
Returns to San Francisco - 11 perfs. Only – Limited Engagement!
December 1 - 23, 2011 - Thurs. Fri. & Sat. – 8:00 pm
At a new LARGER venue – The Victoria Theatre in SF http://www.trannyshack.com

Thank You for Being a Friend …

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the annual appearance of San Francisco’s four top drag luminaries in The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2011 is an event to both revel and gleefully anticipate as the way to ring in the Holiday Season with a bangle. The formula is quite straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and hilarity is bound to ensue. The four girls playing the characters the entire world has come to know and love are Heklina (Dorothy), Cookie Dough (Sophia), Matthew Martin (Blanche) and Pollo Del Mar (Rose). Manuel Caneri and Laurie Bushman also are featured in the cast.

SPECIAL GUEST STARS – Opening night only Dec. 1, 2011
FERNANDO & GREG – 99.7 Now! Radio personalities
The Golden Girls are thrilled to welcome as our special guest-stars on opening night Fernando & Greg from 99.7 Now! They both will appear in the Sister Of The Bride episode opening night only. Fernando and Greg in the Morning is a San Francisco-based morning radio program (recently voted #1 in the ratings) on 99.7 FM featuring the first openly gay duo to host a morning broadcast on American commercial radio. The show is hosted by Fernando Ventura and Greg Sherrell.

For Golden Girls fanatics and those in-the-know aficionados, the episodes being presented are:

Isn’t It Romantic – During her Christmas visit, Dorothy’s lesbian friend, Jean, falls for the naïve Rose.

Sister Of The Bride - Blanche's gay brother, Clayton, stays with The Girls over the Christmas Holiday and “Surprises” Blanche with the news that he plans to marry his boyfriend, Doug.

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2011 returns to San Francisco for a limited engagement of 11 performances only! The show plays Dec. 1 – 23, 2011 - Thurs. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm.
The individual performance dates are: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23. We are moving to a larger venue this year – The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.)
SF, CA 94103. Tickets are $25 and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/2161

YOUTUBE CLIPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH0pd3q6pNU

Opening night Benefit info:
On Opening night of The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2011 - Thurs. December 1, 2011 8:00 pm we are making it a benefit for Project Open Hand – one of our most beloved Bay Area AIDS service organizations. For each ticket sold for opening night, a $5.00 donation will be made to Project Open Hand. http://www.ticketfly.com/event/60747/ In addition, to make opening night more festive, we are inviting audience members to attend the show wearing a XMAS SWEATER. After the performance there will be a XMAS SWEATER Fashion Show & Contest on stage in the following categories: 1. Most Christmessy, 2. Most Golden Girls and 3. Most Over The Top. The winner decided by our audience and prizes will be given to the winners. http://www.openhand.org/

Project Open Hand has been providing “meals with love” to people living with serious illnesses and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County and has served as a model for over 100 organizations all over the world since 1985. Meeting community nutrition needs through programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, the homebound critically ill, and seniors. Project Open Hand provides meals/groceries for people with symptomatic HIV/AIDS or breast cancer, meals for homebound/critically ill people under the age of 60 and congregate lunches for people over 60 years of age. Services are available to eligible clients living in San Francisco and Alameda counties, regardless of their race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or ability to pay.

The Golden Girls started performances in 2005 in the front parlor of a Victorian Mansion in the Western Addition. The shows quickly became more and more popular with the shows being performed twice annually – for a month every June and for a month each December. As The Golden Girls became more popular, they moved to larger quarters of sold out-runs at Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory and then to CounterPULSE. This year 2011, they are not doing any June shows but moving to the larger Victoria Theatre for 11 performances for Xmas 2011.

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2011 is directed by Matthew Martin. Set Design by Nathan Rapport, Lighting design by Joe D’Emilio, Costumes by Van Hedwall.


WHAT: The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes 2011

returns to San Francisco for a limited engagement of 11 performances only!

Opening Night Benefit Info - Thurs. Dec. 1, 2011

- Benefit for Project Open Hand

- Special Guest Stars –FERNANDO & GREG – 99.7 Now! Radio stars.

- After the performance - a XMAS SWEATER Fashion Show & Contest.

WHEN: Dec. 1 – 23, 2011

Thurs. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm

Performance dates are: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

TIX: Tickets are $25 // $30 at the door

and are available at http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/2161

VENUE: The Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) SF, CA 94103

WEB PAGE: http://www.trannyshack.com

YOUTUBE CLIPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH0pd3q6pNU


The Victoria Theatre is wheelchair accessible.



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