Now that Heklina is starting her drag version of "Friends," I started to wonder if that queen actually sleeps.
Starting Thursday, she will be playing Phoebe in the drag version of "Friends," at Rebel Bar, with performances at 7pm and 9pm until Nov. 21. Her "Friends" in this new venture are D'Arcy Drollinger, Leigh Crow, Nancy French, Gerri Lawlor and Steven LeMay. They put their own spin on the hit sitcom, focusing on the episode in which everyone was in drag.
How does she and her troupe manage? I mean she is still rocking the Wednesday night "Sex and the City" drag show, also at Rebel, even getting the attention of series creator Darren Starr.
She also has at least three Halloween-oriented events and a drag version of "9 to 5" coming in November with Peaches Christ and Pandora Boxx.
Can she do all of this and the winter's "Golden Girls?" Apparently not as I talked to Heklina and "Sex" will come to a temporary end on Nov. 13 so that she can get ready for "The Golden Girls Christmas," which has easily become one of the highlights of San Francisco's holiday season. But still, Heklina will be working it almost every night of the week through the end of the year.
Check out all of her events at www.trannyshack.com.
If show tunes and the ribald are a tasty mix for you, then it's time for "Dirty Little Showtunes" written by the ultra talented Tom Orr.
Orr manages to make any song from a musical sexy and dirty...much in the vein of a modern vaudevillian show. It plays Wednesdays-Sundays through Nov. 10 at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. Orr makes it fun for all. Sometimes his hi brow humor and nerdy references to obscure show tunes is balanced with his low brow physical comedy. By looking at the cast, it seems every gay subculture is represented in their Village Peoplesque lineup.
Get tickets and more information at www.nctcsf.org.