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WEBurlesque the Podcast

Jan 23, 2020

Viktor Devonne sits with dear friend Petra Fried, his partner in Wednesday Nights at Rockbar NYC. Petra is a drag queen who runs a full length cabaret revue as part of Petra Fried Presents. Petra has been featured on, Mashable, and Thotyssey, been nominated for nightlife awards (Go Magazine, GLAM), and has won 2 Silver Tusk Awards from White Elephant Burlesque's audience and peers: 2017's Best Mug (makeup/look) and 2018's Chanteuse Supreme (best singer)... topics: consuming gay movies as a family, To Wong Foo vs Paris is Burning, in-line sexuality, the word queer, art and singing, Sir Studley and Mushnik, the middle of middle school, Clue and such, Jack Sharkey's The Murder Room, the stubborn Taurus, preparation of the material, skill sets and dayjobs, pop-up drag, scene changes, Jason Robert Brown, eleven o'clock numbers, sitting on a stool a lot, singing Gaga, Idina Menzel and the tango: Maureen, adults as kids, progressive tv in the 90s, Hey Arnold and Doug, sitcoms, wine, music theatre vocabulary lessons, Sweeney Todd, bleeding in front of Sherie Renee Scott, hesistant to be critical of contemporaries, a hug from Patti LuPone, the so-called bitches of Hollywood, Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl, Taylor Swift, VH1 at 7 in the morning, Lauryn Hill, favorite musicals, Petra Fried doesn't like West Side Story or A Chorus Line, the musical theatre community, not auditoning for RuPaul's Drag Race, Petra's Snatch Game, Burlesque Big Brother, Petra's first show, the almost Brita Pitcher, classy-slutty, scared of a lot things all the time, #blessed, body image, childhood, the hideous church dresss, not being able to wear your mother's clothes, JNCO Jeans, drawing naked men, sexuality and fluidity, and the final version of ourselves... shoutouts: Ellie Favola, DJ TatMatt, Anja Keister, Gretchen Violetta, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Sasha Velour, Regina Stargazer, Essence Revealed, Bob the Drag Queen, Viva Vidalia, M'Lady Uppercust, Misty Meaner and Mocha Lite, Hazel Tart, Miss Fame, Brita Filter, Shequida Hall, Lillian Bustle, Lewd Alfred Douglas... recorded: February 18, 2018... You can see Petra Fried Presents, with Petra Fried and multiple guests throughout the month, Wednesdays at 7pm at Rockbar - 185 Christopher St in Manhattan. White Elephant Burlesque immediately follows. @petrafriedpresents.. Check out the Mashable article/video: ... footnotes: • the Cracked article Viktor mentions (at around the 42 minute mark) is available at: • The Light in The Piazza, starring Matthew Morrison, was spring-summer 2005 (he left Hairspray in early 2004), and The Rocky Horror Show closed in January of 2002. • Frank Wildhorn did, in fact, write Dracula the Musical. Jim Steinman wrote Dance of the Vampires. • Ben Platt sang "Somewhere" at the Grammy Awards ... intro/outro music: "On A 45" This Way to the Egress ( ... used with permission ... download it at: ... interlude music: "Carnivale Intrigue" "Sweeter Vermouth" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ... Support us on