Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Wednesday January 8, 2020
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Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs. Produced by Dan Karkoska, the sold-out crowd including John Waters, who offered a salutory speech.

Surviving Cockettes members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn, were honored by Sen Scott Weiner, Supe. Rafael Mandelman and sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Thrillpeddlers alumni and colleagues —including Russell Blackwood, Valentine, Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixxen, Bambi Lake, Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Diogo Zavadsky, D'Arcy Drollinger, Steven Satyricon, L. Ron Hubby, Birdie-Bob Wyatt, Timmy Spence and Miss X, Michael Phillis and many more— performed selections from the company's revived Cockettes shows.

Film clips by Sebastian ('70s Cockettes filmmaker), Bill Weber and David Weissman (The Cockettes documentary) offered a glimpse back in time to this fabulous era.

And, in keeping with Cockettes tradition, the Diamond Heights after-party was off the hook, and very off the record!

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