The Princess Anne Hotel, located in Asheville North Carolina, is hosting their first annual Golden Girls Getaway event January 14-16, 2023.
The weekend will feature The Golden Gays™ the premier Golden Girls Drag Troupe. The Golden Gays™ are highly regarded as “the best in their field”, elevating The Golden Girls drag legacy to the next level by creating one-of-a-kind original musical parody adventures - paying tribute to the show that fans know and love, as well as highlighting the talents of the cast. The show stars Christopher Eklund as Blanche, Gerry Mastrolia as Rose, and Jason B. Schmidt as Dorothy. Their tight three-party harmonies, innovative choreography and camp direction bring each production to the next level.
For over 5 years, the Golden Gays™ have been entertaining audiences. From their surprise performance at Rue LaRue Cafe (formerly in Washington Heights, New York City) to being the featured entertainment at the first Golden Girls Convention in Chicago this year, they have been featured on CNN, in the New York Times, and the Associated Press. They've been the headline entertainment on the Golden Fans at Sea Cruise since 2020 and have been seen at RuPaul's DragCon and ComicCon. Having toured throughout the United States these past 5 years, The Golden Gays™ have their sights set on reaching more cities than ever in 2023.
On Saturday, January 14th, don't miss the Golden Girls inspired drag show, Hot Flashbacks!
Picture it: Asheville: January, 2023.
Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favorite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose must travel down the road and back again across America to find her. Could she be at the Rusty Anchor? Or right in their kitchen on Richmond Street? Through a series of hilarious “hot flashbacks,” these hip old grannies take you on a musical journey through The Golden Girls’ most memorable moments to find their Ma! Lucky audience members may even have a chance to make their stage debut with the bosom buddies and become the next #TokenSophia. Live singing! Dancing! Bears! Oh My! Toto, we’re not in Miami anymore, sugar.
“The Golden Gays™ always make me laugh. Their ability to improv is extraordinary, which means you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths, even if you see their shows multiple times! They are a fabulously funny troupe that lovingly connects you to your favorite foursome!”
Come see Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche try to find Sophia in this hilarious, original musical
Tickets are $45. You can add a charcuterie board to enjoy for just $20 . If you'd like to take home your custom made board, you can do that for just $10 more!
The show starts at 6:30 pm.
Get your tickets online or call Princess Anne's at 828.258.0986.
On Sunday, January 15th, there will be a St Olaf brunch in honor of Betty White and her would-be 101st birthday.
We hope you will join us at the Princess Anne Hotel for this exciting event! It’s going to be a great time and an opportunity to meet other fans of Golden Girls.
The Princess Anne Hotel is located at 301 East Chestnut St Asheville, NC 28801, is Listed on the US Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.
The Golden Gays™ Drag Troupe will be performing at the 3rd annual Boston HoliGay Market on Sunday, December 11th from 12-7pm!
This year's market will feature over 90 queer and ally vendors of all kinds, selling everything from art to jewelry to clothes to body positive apparel. The festivities also include drag performances, live music, and food trucks. The Golden Gays™ Drag Troupe is excited to be a part of this year's market and we hope to see you there!
What is the HoliGay Market
HoliGay Market is a pop-up market and party celebrating LGBTQ+ businesses, designers, artists, and makers. The market will feature over 90 queer-owned and ally businesses. There will be a variety of vendors at HoliGay Market, making it a great opportunity to support local LGBTQ+ businesses and buy some unique holiday gifts!
The HoliGay Market is a unique event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and promotes inclusivity and diversity. One of the youngest holiday markets in Boston, this event has quickly grown in popularity, so much so that NEOM had to move the event to a larger space - as in a 33,000 square foot space!
This year, we are proud to be a part of the HoliGay Market in Boston. This event is the 11th stop on our Thank YULE for Being a Friend Tour.
A perfect Addition
Boston is home to a vibrant and welcoming LBGTQ+ scene. The city is home to a great selection of bars, clubs, and other nightlife options that cater to the community.
And, now, during the holidays, the HoliGay Market pops up to add even more festive cheer. The HoliGay Market is a great addition to Boston's already thriving LBGTQ+ scene. With a wide variety of vendors selling everything from jewelry and clothes to books and art as well as entertainment, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some holiday shopping and festivities. The HoliGay Market is a great way to experience a piece of this community. This annual event takes place in December and features a wide variety of vendors selling everything from clothes to jewelry to art.
It's not too late
Are You an LGBTQ+ or Ally business, designer, artist, or maker? At the time of publication, New England Open Markets was still accepting applicaitons for vendors for The HoliGay Market. They will continue accepting applications until all of the vendor spaces are full. You can learn more and fill out an application on the NOEM application page.
The Golden Gays are excited to bring their special brand of humor and hijinks to Boston's HoliGay Market! This popular annual event celebrates diversity and inclusion in the LGBTQ+ community, and the Golden Gays are proud to be a part of it.
Performance-wise, expect nothing less than pure entertainment gold. The Golden Gays will have you laughing, cheering, and maybe even shedding a tear or two. It's guaranteed to be a show you won't soon forget! We hope you'll come out and support us as we celebrate love, diversity, and inclusion. See you there!
THANK YULE FOR BEING A FRIEND
Thank YULE for Being a Friend is our winter holiday tour. Our 2022 Thank YULE for Being a Friend Tour kicks off in Madison, New Jersey on Friday, November 18th, 2022 at the Madison Community Arts Center.
Thank YULE for Being a Friend is a special holiday show of our own creation. Here's a summary of the show:
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store, each department was dripping with Yuletide decor. Sophia was nestled all snug in her bed, while visions of sugar prunes danced in her head. Before traveling to spend the Holidays with their families, Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose participate in a golden gift exchange full of hilarious surprises. Just as they get to the airport a winter storm blows in, leaving them trapped! In an unexpected Charles Dickens twist of events, the three grannies must visit their past, present, and future to save Christmas (and find Sophia)...just in time for turkey lurkey. Lucky audience members may even have a chance to become the next #TokenSophia!
Our repertoir includes several exclusive shows written by us. Among the titles are "Hot Flashbacks", The Golden Games", and" Ring Ring, its the Libertine Belle - Murder Musical!"
About The Golden Gays™
If you don't know us yet, we are very pleased to meet you!
The Golden Gays™ formed in 2017 and have been delighting crowds all over the U.S. ever since. Their loyal fanbase has only grown throughout the years, and they are honored to perform as these show-stopping women.
We all know and love the fabulous Golden Girls: Blanche Devereaux, Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, and momma Sophia Petrillo. The Golden Gays bring them to the stage and bea-yond through music, comedy, and more. You never know what surprises they have in store up their glamorous sleeves.
Our shows are always filled with plenty of humor and audience interaction. In addition to live performances, The Golden Gays™ also offers private parties and events.
Whether you're looking for a fun night out or are interested in booking The Golden Gays™ for your next event, you're sure to be entertained from start to finish!
Here's what some of our fans have had to say:
The Golden Girls was iconic for many reasons. It was groundbreaking and the cast was nothing short of perfection. The show may have ended back in 1992, but its legacy still lives on through the Golden Gays. They couldn’t do it without all of your support.
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The Golden Games plays the Peabody Blackbox Theatre on Thursday June 9th as a part of our Love Under the Big Top Tour! One Night Only!