Celebrate PRIDE at the Tide with Vancouver’s hottest dance group, Queer as Funk – Campbell River Mirror

The Tidemark Theater and the North Island Pride Society are thrilled to present PRIDE at the Tide: Campbell River’s 2022’s PRIDE party event.

CR Pride returns for its seventh year with Vancouver’s hottest dance crew and top drag talent to celebrate diversity and inclusion in Campbell River.

East Van Queen Isolde N. Barron is back alongside her Baddest [email protected], Peach Cobblah, to host a hybrid pride experience. The celebrations will kick off with an interactive drag show and guest performance by Valley Girls Dance, followed by a dance party with special musical guests, Queer As Funk! Join the celebration in person at the theater or purchase a live stream ticket and enjoy the comfort of your own home.

Contagious grooves with powerful vocals, tight horns and unstoppable beats, Queer As Funk’s repertoire ranges from beloved funk, soul and Motown classics to contemporary pop favorites that will have you dancing all day long. night. There’s nothing this tight-knit group of talented musicians love more than playing together, and that love is palpable to audiences around the world. Their shows are always sold out, so get your tickets early.

“There is not so much homosexuality as there is folk”, goes the old English adage. Queer As Funk believes in celebrating differences, and what’s better than a big dance party?

Originally from South Africa, Cameron is a Vancouver-based director, producer and drag queen. As East Van Queen, Isolde N. Barron, she hosts The Barron Gurl Show weekly in Vancouver’s West End, as well as Drag 101, a monthly show at UBC’s Pit Pub. As Queen Mother of Cobalt, a space she helped transform into a vital queer hub, she hosted her own weekly show Apocalypstick for two years and was a monthly fixture at Queer Bash, the premier dance party queer from East Van. She is currently the Chief Judge Ushering in New Talent for the Mr/Miss Cobalt Pageant, in its seventh year.

In his male form, he produces and organizes the Club PuSh for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and is the founder and general artistic director of the Zee Zee Theater which is celebrating its tenth season. He is a critically acclaimed director and Studio 58 graduate who later trained with Pochinko’s master clown, John Turner.

Peach Cobblah is known as Vancouver’s Baddest B&*^h. With his wife Isolde N. Barron, she co-created Tucked & Plucked: Drag Herstory Live Onstage, which has appeared extensively over the past six years. Peach created and, for the past four years, hosted Shame Spiral, a devilishly regrettable weekly drag show at 1181 in Vancouver’s West End. She has also helped revive the queer East Van scene with events like HUSTLA, the city’s original queer hip hop event, The Gay Agenda: Glitter & Skin, a monthly party celebrating all forms of masculinity, the annual Mr/Miss Cobalt Drag, Eye Roll: Another F$%*ing 90s Party, and Limp Wrist, celebrating queer icons. She can be seen sweating and swaying all over town at her monthly, pop-up events like Drag 101 at UBC and Queen, Eggs and Ham, a devilishly delicious brunch. She appeared as Hanna the Dominatrix in the Vancouver Playhouse’s latest production, La Cage Aux Folles. Out of drag Peach is known as award-winning playwright Dave Deveau whose plays have toured Canada and the United States for the past six years.

Sponsored by the BC Touring Council, the Campbell River Mirror and the BC Arts Council, the Tidemark Theater and the North Island Pride Society present PRIDE at the Tide on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for non-members and $12 for youth. + TTS members, and $10 for live streaming (+ applicable taxes and fees). Tickets can be purchased at the Tidemark box office (250-287-PINK) Tuesday through Thursday between noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are also available online: tidemarktheatre.com

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