Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Drag365: Show #68- Just Jackie at New World Stages

Jackie Cox // photo by Michael Block
Day: Sunday, March 11th      

Show: Just Jackie

Location: New World Stages

Queens Seen: Jackie Cox (@jackiecoxnyc), Gilda Wabbit (@gildawabbit), Gloria Swansong (@gloria_swansong)

Jackie Cox, Gilda Wabbit // photo by Michael Block
Gloria Swansong, Jackie Cox // photo by Michael Block
She's the new queen of New World Stages! Just Jackie and Friends finds Jackie Cox and her special friends celebrate drag and theater with an almost all singing show. With a fresh take on the classic drag sensibility, Jackie Cox manages to entertain from top to bottom. To kick the night off, the pretty queen sang "Pretty Girl Rock" with her own unique spin. She followed it up with the Postmodern Jukebox version of Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," because why not? Joining her for theatrical debauchery were Gilda Wabbit and Gloria Swansong. Gilda showed off her pipes with Pink's power ballad "Glitter in the Air" and her signature parody of "Defying Gravity" entitled "Double Penetration." For Gloria's turn, she dazzled with her solo version of "Cell Block Tango" and the powerful "Back to Before" from Ragtime. It wouldn't be a full show if Jackie didn't ask for her gal pals to do some duets. In a wild live-sung/lip sync extravaganza, Jackie and Gloria did "Sing" from A Chorus Line, which yielded quite a comical result. Gilda and Jackie took on Maria and Anita in West Side Story for "A Boy Like That." Audiences like a good drag show. Audiences love a smart drag show. Jackie brought in a little Wicked and Judy Garland trivia as an homage to her guests.
Jackie Cox delivers time after time to ensure an enjoyable show that's special and entertaining. Smart drag is the best drag.