The C U Subsequent Tuesday drag present is held each week at 9:30 pm at Michael’s Outpost, and is hosted by native Drag Queen Blackberri (winner of Outsmart Journal’s “Finest Host and Emcee” 2017 and About Journal’s “Drag Illusionist of the 12 months” 2017). You too can see her each Monday as a choose for Dessie’s Drag Race at Wealthy’s Houston, Wednesdays at The Room Bar for Gayme Night time, and Fridays at Hamburger Mary’s for Mary’s Comedy Home.
Final week I had the pleasure of attending a present I had by no means seen earlier than (and goddess is aware of there are few I’m not aware of). The present has been round since September of 2017 by a couple of identify, and let me inform you that there isn’t any scarcity of blissful followers! From the hilarious internet hosting abilities of Blackberri to the powerhouse performances of the forged, there may be not a gradual second from begin to end. I’ve seen many reveals that thrilled me, and C U Subsequent Tuesday didn’t disappoint.
The hostess kicked off the present to resounding applause, nearly as if the viewers had been anticipating the performances for per week (which was almost definitely the case). She launched one in all her particular company, a neighborhood Drag King by the identify of Roman Syder-Ross. His phantasm of Lil’ Bow Wow was spot on, and the gang thrilled by his antics and his lovable smile. Regardless of his stature, there was nothing small about his stage presence. Roman commented, “This can be a very enjoyable present to be part of. Blackberri is an superior hostess. I like the variety and the truth that drag kings can come right here to indicate what they’ve. We now have enjoyable with Blackberri!”
Blackberri took to the stage subsequent with a fireball efficiency of “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse. She commanded the stage and I discovered myself unable to take my eyes off of her. Let’s simply say I wasn’t the one one, and by the tip of the quantity the tip basket was full to the brim. Of the present, Blackberri stated, “C U Subsequent Tuesday is a enjoyable time, and it’s totally different in that we wish to be severe with out taking ourselves significantly. We wish to make the viewers really feel included in all the enjoyable that we now have, it’s vital that nobody feels alienated. It’s for everybody to come back out and occasion on a Tuesday!
Subsequent up was Ondi, one of many common rotating forged members, with a dramatic rendition of Sigrid’s “Strangers”. She held nothing again, with a fancy dress reveal, dancing, and top-of-the-line seems to be in Houston. It’s straightforward to see why this Queen is shortly turning into one in all Houston’s favorites! Ondi stated, “This present has allowed so many forms of drag performers to come back collectively into one house. Tonight, for instance, you may have a dancing legend and you’ve got a weirdo like me. It’s form of like a melting pot of drag each week, and I believe that’s actually thrilling.”
Leilani J Ross appeared subsequent. Can we are saying DANCER??? I’ve seen her onstage earlier than however let me simply say that she held nothing again! The combo that she did began out with “I’m Each Lady” after which took me to the moon with the originality and comedic timing. And did I point out the dancing? Leilani had some phrases of her personal about C U Subsequent Tuesday. “I hate Blackberri … ha ha. No, actually, I like her aesthetic, and I like working along with her.”
Tomi Ross arrived subsequent, and it’s not laborious to see why she is a legend. From the second she stepped out, we have been all riveted. From the highest of her head to the ideas of her heels, she was each inch the Queen. Her efficiency of “Across the World” made us really feel like we had been all over the world. I solely want that the tune have been longer, in order that we may take simply one other second to get pleasure from what she gave to us. “I respect the “low-key” household oriented vibe that you just get at Michael’s. There’s no rush rush let me see what you’re gonna do mentality. Folks come right here to understand what we do with out the stress of different venues. Blackberri being the hostess is simply the icing on the cake for me. She’s an expert however we nonetheless have enjoyable, and that’s what I get pleasure from essentially the most,” Tomi stated of C U Subsequent Tuesday.
Within the custom of a well-rounded present, there was a “Identify That Tune” problem for the viewers to take part in! The group felt included and cherished whereas yelling the names of outdated and new favorites together with Cher and NSYNC. I don’t consider the contestants of the problem knew what hit them, however you would inform from their faces that they have been thrilled to share the stage with Blackberri and her hilarious bon mots.
Muffy Vanderbilt III got here to do a cameo for the present, and wowed the viewers along with her dwell singing. She might have a theater background, however that evening she was all Queen! Ursula by no means sounded so good for those who ask me!
One other set adopted with all the performers giving their all for the following spherical. As I appeared round on the viewers I spotted that nobody had left, we have been all so engrossed within the present. So if you end up free on a Tuesday evening, Michael’s Outpost is the place to be!