DJ Dank invites you to COCKETTES: ETERNAL EMISSIONS. Take a trip back to the heyday of the Cockettes in this new & colorful multi-media musical revue featuring musical numbers made famous by the Cockettes with members of the original Cockettes in person! Video testimonies and archival footage round out the revue.
Musical Direction by original Cockette – Scrumbly Koldewyn.
Directed and choregraphed by Noah Haydon. Produced by Dan Karkoska.
COCKETTES: ETRNAL EMISSIONS will be performed Thurs., June 2, Fri., June 3, Sat., June 4, 2022 – at 7:00 pm, at OASIS – 298 Eleventh St. (SOMA at Folsom St.), in SF 94103. Tix – $40 – $60 – Cabaret Seating, Front Cabaret Seating, Premium Runway Seating.
This is a limited engagement. – 3 Performances only!
For more information call OASIS at 415-795-3180 or Production at 415-350-3295 during business hours.
Performers scheduled to appear include: (as of 4-20-22 – Alphabetically)
Lisa Shepard Appleyard, Andy Arcade, Birdie-Bob Watt, Matt Bratko, Corey Go-go Pup, John Flaw, Noah Haydon, Kitten On The Keys, Scrumbly Koldewyn, Carl Linkhart, Steven Satyricon, Maya Songbird, Sunshine, Jef Valentine, Jason Wade, Will Power,
Diogo Zavadzki. Orignial Cockettes scheduled to appear TBD.
Band: Scrumbly Koldewyn (piano / Music Director)
Scrumbly Koldewyn (Writer); Dan Karkoska (Producer); Noah Haydon (Director and Choreographer); David Hawkins (Graphic Designer); Birdie-Bob Watt (Ass’t. Director); Sharon Boggs (Sound Designer); Tina Sogliuzzo (Wardrobe); Lawrence Helman (Publicity), Gareth Gooch (Photography), Jim Jeske (Artist).
SYNOPSIS – COCKETTES: ETERNAL EMISSIONS:
In 1969, The Cockettes debuted at the Palace Theater in San Francisco with their midnight sensation the Nocturnal Dream Show starring a genderbending, glitter-encrusted, drug-induced theater troupe who took drag and old Hollywood musicals and turned them inside out and upside down, attracting the attention of the American underground culture.
Fifty years later in 2020, they celebrated their golden anniversary with an epic, sold-out event featuring many of their classic numbers and a special appearance by cult film icon John Waters at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Additional shows were booked to continue the celebration, but COVID changed those plans.
Now, DJ Dank is bringing a colorful, multimedia, musical revue: Cockettes: Eternal Emissions,to OASIS, June 2, 3, 4, 2022, to continue that mission. Musical director and original Cockette, Scrumbly Koldewyn has reconceived the 2020 show to create a naughty, scintillating, debaucherously, dreamlike revue especially for OASIS.
The Cockette’s sprawling, kaleidoscopic pantheon of colorful personalities included icons including: Hibiscus and Sylvester, and was often augmented by special guests, most notably drag superstars Divine & Mink Stole. The Cockettes were ahead of their time, especially in the acceptance of gender fluidity and glittered beards, and they changed the face of drag forever.
Although the Cockettes disbanded in 1972, its many members kept the group’s spirit alive; in 2009, a theater troupe called the Thrillpeddlers helmed by Russell Blackwood revived a legendary Cockettes show called Pearls Over Shanghai to much acclaim and a long 22 month run. Playing on the interest already garnered by David Weissman & Bill Weber’s The Cockettes documentary released in 2002, interest in this troupe was reawakened and entertained an entirely new & appreciative audience. Over the next decade, The Thrillpeddlers continued recreating Cockette shows under the watchful eye of the original songwriter and Cockette Scrumbly Koldewyn.