An entourage of glitter and fake eyelashes traced Texas Music Theater’s stage in pairs of stilettos for a cross-dressing spectacle of charitable entertainment.
Downtown San Marcos welcomed the community for Monday night’s second Annual Drag Out Funny Show.
Doors opened at 7 p.m. for this year’s event and all ticket sales were donated to the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Funds.
Hosting the performances for the evening was Mistress of Ceremonies, self-proclaimed “socialite, superstar and slut,” Miss Chitah Daniels Kennedy.
Comedy routines took place throughout the night in between Kennedy’s flamboyant display of personality and talent, a unique combination of drag queen pageantry, dance and stand-up.
The festivities had many entertaining acts such as the dance and step team Harambee Dance Group and the Gays of Hays County. Drag queens Eli Swither of Kings N Things, Gia de la Flor, Reina DelMar and Madylin Monroe Kennedy and comedians Maggie Maye, Jared Walls, Ralphie Hardesty and Kelly Stone were in attendance.
Heather Aidala, Drag Out Funny executive director, said the night turned out as successful as planned. She hopes this year will only add to what is to come in Drag Out Funny’s future.
“We’re just all very grateful for everyone who has donated their time and talent,” Aidala said.
“(Chitah) is hands down one of our biggest supporters in the San Marcos community and, along with (producer) Jeremy Torres, has donated a tremendous amount of effort and artistic vision to bringing this show together.”
Rebecca Havemeyer was one of the final sequined beauties to perform in the later part of the evening. Havemeyer is described as an “ageless bastard with a heart of gold from the boozy bygone Hollywood years.”
Havemeyer said Kennedy had invited her personally to this year’s Drag Out Funny fundraiser.
“This was my first time in San Marcos, and (Chitah) asked me if I’d come down and do some of my numbers,” Havermeyer said. “So I decided to drag my ass here from Austin to entertain all of the university babies to raise some money for the damn scholarship fund.”
Dakota Smith, musical theatre junior, said he is supportive of the fact that an event like this one is being put on.
“I don’t imagine that there are a lot of drag shows around San Marcos,” Smith said. “I think anything that gets attention like this here is cool because of the money and amount of awareness you can raise in the community. To come out and participate in something like (Drag Out Funny) says a little more than just wearing a pin on your shirt.”