Logo TV founder Matt Farber is bringing his Outlandish performance series back to South Florida this winter for a fourth season at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale.
The LGBT-friendly series includes iconic comedians, cabaret superstars, drag legends and the return of the acrobatic cirque-style show AirOtic.
"I am very excited about the diversity of this year’s lineup," said Farber in press materials. "Alan Cumming and NPR’s Ari Shapiro will premiere their new cabaret show, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ icons will star in a musical parody of campy films and our fan favorites will return with all-new shows”
The series opens on Saturday, Jan. 18 with Varla Jean Merman in “A Star is Bored.” After 25 years in the industry, Merman seeks inspiration from the drag queens who came before her and looks to a new generation of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars to find the strength to carry on with a modern approach.
Comedian Margaret Cho makes her Outlandish debut on Saturday, Jan. 25, lending a diverse voice and perspective to the series, the producer said.
Farber will once again have an extensive steel scaffolding erected inside the Sunshine Cathedral for the extended residency of the sexy cirque troupe AirOtic, Jan. 31 – Feb. 14. The new show will once again feature daring performers soaring high above the audience.
Actress Jackie Hoffman, best known for making an award-worthy scene after losing the Emmy for “Feud: Bette and Joan," continues her public downward spiral into oblivion with her new show, “Themeless,” Feb. 29.
Miss Richfield 1981 is coming out swinging and she’s ready for a fight in her all-new show, “Below the Belt,” Saturday, March 7. Never shying away from a challenge, Miss Richfield 1981 will honor the fighting spirit that makes America great with new music, videos and costumes.
Starring recent “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 11 stars Brooke Lynn Hytes and Nina West, along with Varla Jean Merman and Peaches Christ, “The First Wives Fight Club,” Saturday, March 21, is a campy mashup of the iconic films “The First Wives Club” and “Fight Club.”
To conclude the season, Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,” “Cabaret”) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s “All Things Considered”) bring their new cabaret show, “Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret,” to South Florida, April 3 - 4. Both are well-known as engaging storytellers and this show alternates their tales with entertaining musical numbers.
“As I have said, there’s literally something for everybody this year,” said Farber, who also programs an Outlandish series in Palm Springs each fall and produces performances in Provincetown during the summer season.
Tickets for the 2020 Outlandish Performance Series go on sale Thursday, November 21. Discounted full series passes to see all shows will be available, as well as a new “pick 4” option to see any four shows.
For tickets and more information, go to OutlandishFL.com.
(AirOtic Via YouTube)