Logo TV founder Matt Farber is bringing his Outlandish performance series back to South Florida for the fourth season this winter at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale.
The LGBT+ friendly series includes iconic comedians, cabaret superstars, drag legends, and the return of the high-energy acrobatic circus show AirOtic. (A special scaffolding will again be erected INSIDE the church to facilitate their high-flying act.)
“We are very excited about the diversity of this year’s lineup and there’s something for everyone” says Farber. “Alan Cumming and NPR’s Ari Shapiro will premiere their brand new cabaret show; Margaret Cho will make her Outlandish debut; ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ icons will star in a musical parody of iconic films; and fan favorites, including AirOtic, Jackie Hoffman, Miss Richfield 1981 and Varla Jean Merman, will return with new shows”
The 2020 Outlandish season includes:
Varla Jean Merman – “A Star Is Bored” – Saturday, Jan. 18, 8pm.
After 25 years of slaving over a hot stove cooking up new songs and routines, Varla Jean Merman is…tired. Can she find inspiration from the queens that came before her and look to a new generation of Drag Race stars to find the strength to carry on? Filled with show-stopping costumes, skyscraping wigs, and a smidge of human emotion, Varla’s funny and heartfelt new show confronts her legacy.
Margaret Cho – Saturday, Jan. 25, 8pm.
“Be it on-screen or on stage, Margaret Cho has been one of the most exciting, unpredictable stand-up comics working for some time, and that hasn’t changed in 2019. If anything, the Asian-American female comedian’s voice has become more valuable than ever, given today’s social climate, and Cho’s material remains just as compelling, thanks in part to—and sometimes in spite of—her unapologetic delivery.” – Chicago Tribune
Airotic – Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, Thursday – Saturday, Feb. 6 – 8, & Thursday-Friday Feb. 13 – 14, 8pm.
“AirOtic” is a high-level acrobatic circus show featuring physique, strength, burlesque. “Visual beauty, an atmosphere of fantasy, and seemingly effortless acrobatic feats… a triumph”—Provincetown Banner
Jackie Hoffman – “Themeless” – Saturday, Feb. 29, 8pm.
Best known for making an award-worthy scene after losing the Emmy for “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Jackie Hoffman continues her public downward spiral into oblivion with her unique combination of original music and monologues.
Miss Richfield – “Below The Belt” – Saturday, March 7, 8pm.
Miss Richfield is coming out swinging and she’s ready for a fight in her all-new show, “Below the Belt.” Never shying away from a challenge, Miss R, will honor the fighting spirit that makes us great! With all-new music, videos, and lots of audience interaction, “Below the Belt” will leave your funny bone bruised and broken.
“The First Wives Fight Club” – Saturday, March 21, 8pm.
Experience a live, musical parody mash-up of the now-cult-classic films, “First Wives Club” and “Fight Club.” You’ve never seen (or heard!) anything like it. Starring the gorgeous and indelible talents of Nina West and Brooke Lynn Hytes (fan favorites from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 11), as well as Varla Jean Merman and Peaches Christ, the first rule of the First Wives Fight Club is to TELL EVERYBODY!
Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro – “Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret” – Friday and Saturday, April 3 – 4, 8pm.
Alan Cumming (“Cabaret,” “The Good Wife”) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Pink Martini”) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in song. Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales.
Discounted full series passes to see all shows are available, as well as a new “Pick 4” option to see any four shows. For tickets and more information, go to OutlandishFL.com.