This Memorial Day Weekend, drag is the new Saturday in the North Bay thanks to the star-studded debut of REVUE on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at The Event inside Graton Resort & Casino. Presented by Duane Wells’ LivingWells Lifestyle Events and Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma County, true to its namesake, REVUE combines cabaret, music, comedy and light theatrical entertainment into two evenings of award-winning performances and off-Broadway stellar.
Tickets cost $55 for general admission, $75 for premier tickets and $100 for VIP passes which include access to pre and post event receptions.
Tickets are available today at Ticketmaster, and more information about REVUE is also available at www.gratonresortcasino.com/Revue.
“With this production, we’re quite literally bringing the glitz of Wigstock and the glamour of Broadway to Sonoma,” says REVUE executive director Duane Wells. “Among drag personalities, Tony-Award winning performers, musicians and surprise special guests, this will be much more than just a drag show, it will be a festival of entertainment in which the audience can only expect the unexpected.”
REVUE’s multiple performances will feature an unprecedented roster of distinct talent culled from across the United States. Never before has this caliber of performers been gathered together under one spotlight, offering a superlative mix of everything from the outrageous to the sublime and the erotic to the exceedingly elegant. The cast line-up includes:
Candis Cayne; nightclub icon and primetime TV actress,
Levi Kreis; Tony Award winning, actor, singer and songwriter
Joey Arias; cabaret singer, jazz vocalist, , theater artist, drag performer, fashion icon
Jackie Beat; drag superstar
Lady Bunny; drag legend, Wigstock founder, emcee, performer and DJ
Jimmy James; award-winning entertainer, singer-songwriter and tribute artist
Shoshana Bean; R&B and Blues chart-topping artist and acclaimed cast member of Hairspray and Wicked
Ryan Raftery; the one-man musical juggernaut behind Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion
Elaine Gibbs; X-Factor finalist
Jacob Lusk; American Idol finalist
In addition to the rarity of these joint on-stage performances and the only Northern California performance of the Anna Wintour-inspired musical, Ryan Raftery is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion, there will also be incredible performances from Grammy-nominated and Tony-award-winning surprise special guests.
“We know how incredible it is to see all of these performers on the same bill, and we are thrilled to wow audiences with this showcase of talented entertainers,” said Joe Hasson, General Manager at Graton Resort & Casino. “REVUE is truly about music, elegance, entertainment and some occasional outrageousness, the like of which we know is not to be found anywhere else in Northern California.”
Setting the stage for the two evening event, REVUE will embody the excitement of an underground cabaret-styled theatre, allowing the Graton Resort & Casino Event Center to transform into an old Berlin nightclub. Enhancing the intimate setting, will be décor inspired by the roaring 20’s and styled by design sage and HGTV star Matthew Finlason.
And, REVUE’s weekend of entertainment doesn’t end when the curtain drops. Prior to and following the Saturday and Sunday ensembles, celebrations at Graton Resort & Casino will also include a pre-show VIP reception and a post-party/Meet & Greet in the casino’s Sky Bar lounge hosted by YouTube Sensation, Davey Wavey, Heatherette co-founders Richie Rich and Travis Rains and DJ’d by Lady Bunny on Sunday night with a special surprise DJ on Saturday night. For audience members traveling from the Bay Area, specially arranged bus transportation to and from San Francisco to the casino will also be provided as part of the REVUE ticket price.
Find out more about REVUE at www.gratonresortcasino.com/revue. Follow the latest about REVUE on Twitter and Instragram @RevueGraton and on Facebook at Revue at Graton Resort & Casino.
About Graton Resort & Casino
Conveniently located off of Highway 101 in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence amongst rolling hills of Northern California’s wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino is the complete entertainment experience, featuring table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike.
Graton Resort & Casino is the region’s newest full-amenity gaming resort with a high-energy casino floor featuring 3,000 slots, video poker, more than 100 table games, a live poker room and VIP gaming salons. From the excitement, sound, decor, and vibe, there’s no better place to play in the region. The convenience of getting to the casino resort is complemented with plenty of parking including a complimentary valet area.
Indulge your cravings at Graton Resort & Casino, starting with our four casual dining restaurants featuring menus from the Bay Area’s top award-winning chefs: Chef Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook! and Chef Tony Gemignani, famous for his Italian restaurant concepts around the Bay Area. Marketplace features additional quick-service dining options including La Fondita Taqueria, Boathouse Asian Bistro, Scoops featuring Three Twins Ice Cream, plus many others.
LOUNGES & BARS
Graton Resort & Casino is the place to see and be seen. From the high-energy center bar, Sky, and action-packed sports bar, G Bar, to the more intimate VIP lounge, 8.