Provincetown Drag Shows

Provincetown Drag Shows

Summer 2018 will bring a host of your favorite drag queens and their shows. We’ve posted those performers who are confirmed to perform, but there’s a host of other perennial summer performers who are sure to announce their return such as Varla Jean Merman, Jinkx Monsoon and Electra.

Provincetown also boasted a roster of limited run performances in 2017, some of whom are sure to return: Pam Ann, Bob the Drag Queen, Raja, Trixie Mattel, Randy Roberts, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Peaches Christ, and Maddelynn Hatter.

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Drag Shows – Summer 2018

Here’s a list of the performers that are confirmed for the 2018 season. Stay tuned for exact dates and times.

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Showgirls Provincetown


This iconic show is a mashup of a weekly talent show, your favorite queens, celebrity guest stars, and every level of camp.

Contestants vie for a $500 CASH prize, and some lucky audience are treated to giveaways from local businesses.

When: Monday nights at 9 pm; Beginning early June – Monday, 9/10/18

Where: A-House, 6 Masonic Place | Directions

Cost: TBA. Purchase in advance at The House of LaRue, 244 Commercial St. (Directions). You can also purchase at the door – if tickets are still available!

Miss Richfield 1981 Provincetown

Miss Richfield, 1981

Provincetown’s best selling act, Miss Richfield 1981, returns to Provincetown at the Pilgrim House, located at the Sage Inn & Lounge.

Known for her unique take on audience participation, and comedic songs and videos, Miss Richfield new show is titled Born Again. Miss Richfield 1981 writes about her new show: In this divided world, I’m finding new religion to bring us all together. Will you join me on my journey this year?

When: June – Labor Day weekend. Exact dates and time TBA

Where: Pilgrim House Showroom, Sage Inn, The Landing Bistro & Bar, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: TBA

Miss Richfield 1981: Website | Facebook

Dina Martina Provincetown

Dina Martina

Divinely funny” – Time Out London | “Painfully funny and demented” – Seattle Times | “The most original drag performer working in America today” – Village Voice

Dina’s show is packed with songs, horrifying stories and … magnificent costumes.

When: Fri, 06/01/18 – Sat, 09/15/18

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: TBA

Dina Martina: Website | Facebook

Jimmy James Provincetown

Jimmy James

Jimmy James returns to Provincetown – to the venue where it all started for him in 1986 – The Pilgrim House Showroom at Sage Inn & Lounge. Jimmy James is the Real Deal: Singer-songwriter, impressionist, performance artist and award-winning entertainer. His show includes LIVE vocal impressions of classic and contemporary stars: Cher, Elvis, Adele, Stevie Nicks, Lana Del Ray, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Shirley Bassey, Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt and others. And he’s sure to perform his hit song Fashinista!

When: June – September 2018. Dates & times TBA

Where: Pilgrim House Showroom, Sage Inn, The Landing Bistro & Bar, 336 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: TBA

Jimmy James: InstagramFacebook

Entertainment Shows


Provincetown’s first ladies of high drag, Tisch DeWilliams and Billie Jean, combine glamour, comedy, and amazing songs in a Las Vegas-style drag revue.

When: Mid-May – Sept. Dates TBA
Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions
Cost: TBA


Ben DeLaCreme Provincetown Entertainment

Ben DeLaCreme

Ben DeLaCreme, a contestant on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, comes to the Crown & Anchor for a summer run. Ben is known for her solo shows Terminally Delightful and Cosmos, and as co-creator and host of burlesque revues Freedom Fantasia and Homo for the Holidays.

When: Fri, 7/6 – Other Dates TBA
Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions
Cost: TBA

Thirsty Burlington Provincetown

Thirsty Burlington, The Cher Show

Who: Just announced – Provincetown’s local Drag legend Thirsty Burlington will be performing her “Cher Show” this summer at the Crown and Anchor!

When: Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day. Times TDA

Where: Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. | Directions

Cost: TBA

Scarbie Lip-Schtick Provincetown

Lip-Schtick starring Scarbie

What: David Scarbie Mitchell stars in his long-running one-man show, Lip-Schtick – One Boy’s Journey to Fabulous and Back!

When: July – early September, Thu – Sun

Where: UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial St | Directions

Cost: TBA

Scarbie’s Website

More about Lip-Schtick

Lip-Schtick is a one man quick-change show, in which David Scarbie Mitchell evolves through seven characters and eleven costume changes without EVER leaving the stage. The audience sees the whole process which is fast paced, set to music and sometimes hysterically “out of control.”

This comedic performance includes lip-sync AND live vocals which blur the boundaries of reality as Scarbie changes character. Some audience members cannot distinguish which songs are actually sung live or are lip-sync due to Scarbie’s flawless technique and delivery.  The show is filled out with some improvisation elements which thread throughout the show and keep each performance fresh and spontaneous. In fact, some audience members are included in the improvisation, resulting in unrestrained laughter.

Varla Jean Merman The Art House Provincetown

Varla Jean Merman

We’re still awaiting word if she and Major Scales will return to perform in Provincetown in 2018. She’s been performing in summers in Provincetown for many years, so it’s a good bet that she’ll return!

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Who is Varla Jean Merman?

As Varla Jean, Jeffery Roberson has filled cabarets and concert halls across the world including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Theater, London’s Soho Theatre and LAs Renberg Theatre. Jeffery wrote and starred in the short Improve Your History with Varla Jean: Stonewall, for the launch of the MTV’s television network Logo and was also seen in their One Night Standup: Dragtastic special. Jeffery has starred as Varla in numerous TV and stage roles as well.

“…hysterically funny” – New York Times

“…the singer blurs the line between what is feminine and what is artifice…the mountainous peaks and troughs of her vocal range defied expectations.” – San Francisco Weekly

“…a delirious synthesis of Divine, Karen Finley, and Montserrat Caballé and even those who think drag has had its day swear that this big, beautiful creature is kind of demented genius.” – Time Out New York

More Varla Jean Merman

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Jinkx Monsoon Provincetown

Jinkx Monsoon with Major Scales

Jinkx Monsoon gained national attention for her overbearing and impudent persona on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. they’ve performed the past three summers in Provincetown.

We’re still awaiting word if she and Major Scales will return to perform in Provincetown in 2018. Stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter.

Read a recent Huffpost profile about Jinkx.

Follow Jinkx: Website | Facebook | Instagram

2018 Special Performances

Your favorite drag performers are starting to finalize their performance dates. Just announced – Pam Ann!

Pam Ann Provincetown
Pam Ann

Who: Pam’s barbed wit has seen her fly many a risky route and negotiate even the most politically incorrect flight path with her blisteringly funny take on the world of airlines and aircrew. Nothing is out of reach of her pristine white gloves, strutting up the aisle with a trolley full of beautifully unpredictable, acerbic airline satire. She loves her Gays, so naturally she loves Provincetown and performing at the Crown & Anchor!

When: Mon, 7/2 & Tues, 7/3; 8 pm

Where: Paramount, Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St.

Cost: $38.50 – $58.50 | Buy Tickets

Special Performances from 2017

Stay tuned – some are sure to return this summer!

Bob The Drag Queen Provincetown
Bob The Drag Queen
Raja Gawdess Provincetown
Raja, "Gawdess". Post Office Cafe
Maddelynn Hatter Crown Anchor Provincetown
Maddelyn Hatter
Bianca Del Rio in Not Today Satan Provincetown Town Hall
Bianca Del Rio
Electra Provincetown