Drop Dead Drag to show at Averitt Center

Rashida Otunba

Pasties may be out and about at tonight’s Drop Dead Drag Show at the Averitt Center for the Arts.

The event starts at 9 p.m. and will feature performances by professional entertainers such as Todd Mauldin, first runner-up of the Miss Gay America 2013 pageant, who may also be known by his stage name Blair Williams.  Motion, Renee Marie and Georgia Southern University alumni Layla Foxxx and Tiffany Dubois will also be featured.

Most of the performers are from Savannah’s Club One and will showcase a variety of disco, pop and country numbers in their routines.

“I think it is fantastic whenever we can do anything to help an organization whether it is profit or nonprofit. Funds are hard to come by and we’re glad to anything we can to help,” Williams said.

Williams will be wearing custom-made costumes created by designer Scott Marchbanks, who is known for his formalwear boutique Frills by Scott in downtown Statesboro. Both of the costumes Williams will be wearing consist of about 8,000 rhinestones and each of them took 100 hours to create.

“An event like this is progressive but fun. We don’t have anything like this in downtown Statesboro, and we hope people will come out to enjoy the show. GSU is the largest part of Statesboro, and I hope it will be received well,” Marchbanks, who is also sponsoring the event, said.

The proceeds from the Drop Dead Drag Show are going to GUS’s Gay-Straight Alliance.

“This event is a way to service a less-represented group and I hope people will receive it with open arms,” Marchbanks said.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for general public and $5 for students.