Packed houses, back to back: GLITZ a roaring success


The yearly functionality of GLITZ was a large hit as it returned to Centennial Corridor after getting absent for two yrs.

The event, which loaded each seat both equally evenings of performances, elevated above $10,000 for the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, explained organizer Gigi Monroe.

“Everything was great. We experienced two sold out displays. Our headliners have been remarkable. It seemed like men and women had a terrific time,” Monroe claimed in a cell phone job interview. “It appears to be like like we’ll have raised about 10,000 for SEAGLA’s programs.”

Headliners involved Frankie Doom, Tenderoni and Trinity K. Bonet. Only Tenderoni had formerly carried out in Juneau.

“They had a excellent time. It was truly good to have Tenderoni back. Frankie Doom said this was leading-3 finest out-of-town gigs he’s at any time performed,” Monroe said. “It was actually great to have them all listed here. It was wonderful to have local performers fulfill performers of that caliber and work with them.”

A host of community performers also delivered, like a amount of team performances that necessary a lot more area than typical reveals have.

“It was kind of like driving a bicycle… that we’d fallen off and were laying on the facet of the street for a handful of yrs,” Monroe stated. “It was miraculous how promptly the crew remembered these are the issues we need to do to make it a success.”

The event, held at Centennial Corridor, had more than 400 company every evening, distribute out among tables and standing in the home.

“GLITZ is the function of the year,” reported McKenzie Moon, aspect of the viewers Saturday evening, in an interview. “I seemed forward to this… it’s lifetime-changing. Ideal vibes in all of Juneau.”

Company loved drinks, sponsored by Titos Vodka and TK Maguire’s, and participated in a reside auction with merchandise supplied by GCI and Juneau Bike Medical doctor.

“This night and Halloween are my favourite holidays,” stated Robyn Stevens, who attended the show. “I’m truly having fun with how several folks are listed here, in particular considering what transpired in my hometown of Coeur D’Alene final weekend.”

Coeur D’Alene noticed the arrest of dozens of significantly-correct extremists who had allegedly supposed to disrupt a Pride function.

“I have been to quite considerably every single drag show in Juneau in the final year and this is by significantly the grandest exhibition of Juneau drag I have ever seen,” said Eric Moots, who was component of the viewers Saturday.

Monroe explained the two displays for GLITZ are about all that is sensible, supplied the operational realities of venues in Juneau.

“I imagine the issue that we’ve learned is that we have to continue to keep it at this level. The limits we have on expense and venue, it’s just not simple to expand further than two demonstrates,” Monroe said. “I would like Centennial Corridor was better outfitted to deal with a big creation like us, but they’re not. It is an huge sum of do the job to make a clearly show like this.”

A efficiency like GLITZ requires a great deal of perform to make Centennial Hall demonstrate-worthy, Monroe stated, specifically with the sound and lights infrastructure.

“We had to hire thousands of dollars of lighting and sound gear — not only locally, but from down south. We experienced to ship factors up,” Monroe claimed. “I know it is heading to be renovated. I’m skeptical that which is not likely to meet the demands of the community.”

• Make contact with reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or [email protected]

Miss Guise, a local performer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Skip Guise, a neighborhood performer, performs throughout Glitz, a big once-a-year drag celebration celebrated each Satisfaction Thirty day period, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Roman Wilde, a Juneau drag performer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Roman Wilde, a Juneau drag performer, performs for the duration of Glitz, a important annual drag event celebrated each Satisfaction Month, at Centennial Corridor on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Trinity K. Bonet, one of the headliners, sings to a member of the audience during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Trinity K. Bonet, one particular of the headliners, sings to a member of the viewers through Glitz, a big yearly drag occasion celebrated each Pleasure Thirty day period, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tenderoni, one of the headliners, tosses off some of the dollar bills handed to them during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tenderoni, one of the headliners, tosses off some of the greenback bills handed to them in the course of Glitz, a significant once-a-year drag party celebrated each and every Satisfaction Month, at Centennial Corridor on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Gigi Monroe performs a set based on “Mommy Dearest” during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Gigi Monroe performs a established based on “Mommy Dearest” all through Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated just about every Pleasure Month, at Centennial Corridor on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Dear Evan Handsome, a local drag performer, launches in his set at Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Dear Evan Handsome, a nearby drag performer, launches in his established at Glitz, a significant once-a-year drag occasion celebrated just about every Pleasure Thirty day period, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Gigi Monroe welcomes guests to Glitz at Centennial Hall, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Gigi Monroe welcomes guests to Glitz at Centennial Corridor, a important yearly drag event celebrated each and every Pleasure Thirty day period, on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tenderoni, one of the headliners, performs at at Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Tenderoni, a single of the headliners, performs at at Glitz, a big annual drag party celebrated every single Delight Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Frankie Doom, a headliner and specialist in macabre drag costuming, prepares to make entrance at Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Frankie Doom, a headliner and expert in macabre drag costuming, prepares to make entrance at Glitz, a major annual drag occasion celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Dancers for Aquarius Valentine look on during their set at Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Dancers for Aquarius Valentine glance on for the duration of their set at Glitz, a major yearly drag event celebrated every single Satisfaction Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)






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