In his role as Edie, the worlds sexiest drag queen, Christopher Kenney is many things -- silly, campy and disconcertingly good-looking would be a few descriptors but there is one thing he is not: mean. Sometimes people think of drag queens as being bitchy, but its not bitchy at all, Kenney says. Its not mean or cunty. Its a very lighthearted show.
A jazz and tap dancer from age eight and a longtime ballet dancer for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet Chicago and the Pennsylvania Ballet, Kenney fell into his signature role as Edie by accident, when he dressed in drag for Halloween and got randomly offered a job. The money was right, so he took it, and its taken him to some pretty incredible places: These days, he has a starring role in Cirque du Soleils Zumanity at New York New York in Las Vegas. Its quite an honor to do Cirque du Soleil, Kenney says.
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Tonight, though, hes bringing his high-kicking, storytelling, song-and-dance act to Lannies Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $15; for more information, call 303-293-0075 or visit www.lannies.com.
Wed., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., 2011