The Armorettes Atlanta, the longest-running camp drag troupe in the U.S., is marking its 40th Anniversary with a weekend of celebrations from January 18 to 20, 2019.
The weekend will include a recognition of the 100+ men who have donned wigs and makeup over the years to perform for proceeds, 100% of which are donated to numerous nonprofit organizations. Said organizations will be highlighted during the weekend as well.
The main event will culminate with a legendary reunion show on January 19 at 8 P.M. at the Buckhead Theater.
“I am very excited for the 40th Anniversary weekend,” said Wild Cherry Sucret, aka Tony Kearney, who was an Armorette from 2000 to 2010. “One of the best things I have done in my life was to be on the cast.”
“We get in drag to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS,” he continued. “We don’t keep a cent. Cast members create their costumes at their own expense and donate their time. I cannot wait to be around these extraordinary performers stretching from over the decades that have been a part of this really special and unique group.”
Tickets for the Anniversary Show will go on sale October 26. VIP tickets will be $250 for a table of 4. Reserved seating will be $50 and general admission $25.
To buy tickets, visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E005553A848301D
The full schedule of events is as follows:
Friday- Welcome Reception
January 18, 2019 7-9p
Saturday- Armorettes 40th Anniversary Show
January 19, 2019 7p Doors, 8p Show
January 20, 2019 Noon-3p
Sunday Armorette Show
January 20, 2019 8p
As Wild Cherry Sucret added, “You’ll never see another drag show like this one. You won’t want to miss it!”