Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger SnappedWednesday 21 November 2018
Homotopia Festival 2018
Soho Theatre & Tim Whitehead Management Present
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped
Its therapy you can dance to!
Following last year’s total sell-out tour RU PAUL’S DRAG RACE favourite JINKX MONSOON and lyrical genius MAJOR SCALES return to showcase new music from their upcoming album… however Jinkx worries that her best years are behind her. In order to avoid a breakdown of diva proportions Major must act as both pianist and therapist to the Manic Miss Monsoon. Music and mental health collide in this witty, biting look at the dark side of Drag fame.
Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With twelve years’ experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in “Spring Awakening” (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in “Rent” (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). In 2016, Hoffer played Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group).
Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west.
‘Energetic, funny and filthy as f**k — this pair are perfect!’
‘The laughs are jam-packed, and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’ ★★★★
Time Out, Melbourne
‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’
The New York Times
‘Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb.’ TheaterMania “GIRLFRIEND HAS PIPES OF STEEL… A CABARET TREASURE.”
“I loved THE GINGER SNAPPED and anyone who doesn’t feel the same way must be crazy! I’ve seen the show four times. Jinkx & Major are such an incredibly talented creative duo. They put on a stellar show together that’s a unique and fresh departure from today’s popular drag entertainment. The show is hilarious and heartfelt and full of fabulous original music that leaves you wanting more.”
“The best voice in the business singing the best original songs I’ve heard in years. THE GINGER SNAPPED is a nutty knockout!”
Varla Jean Merman