'RuPaul's Drag Race Live!' debuts at the Flamingo

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"RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" is performed on Tuesdays and from Thursdays to Sundays at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
"RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" is performed on Tuesdays and from Thursdays to Sundays at the Flamingo Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

A production based on the Emmy-winning TV series "RuPaul's Drag Race" opened at the Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 30.

"RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" is a revue from the series' creative team. The Flamingo show features comedy, ostentatious fashions, flamboyant singing and dancing in an interactive atmosphere that encourages the audience to get involved in the hijinks.

What it does not include, however, is RuPaul himself.

Each show features six drag queens from a rotating cast, including Asia O'Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa "Vanjie" Matteo and Yvie Oddly.

The production is on the same Flamingo Theater stage where Donny and Marie Osmond were longtime residents.

Directed by RuPaul and award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Jamal Sims ("Aladdin," "Step Up," "When the Beat Drops"), "RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" is produced by World of Wonder with Voss Events.

RuPaul and Sims first collaborated in 1994 with Sims dancing in RuPaul's show at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. The score includes RuPaul's hit songs from the past 11 seasons of "Drag Race" plus numbers created especially for this residency.

"RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" will be performed at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from Thursdays to Sundays. Tickets start at $49 (plus tax and fees) and are on sale at ticketmaster.com/dragracevegas.

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