RuPaul’s Drag Race bringing ‘Night of the Living Drag’ to Toronto

The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race will bring the most glamorously fierce Halloween event to downtown Toronto this month.

The 10th anniversary Night of the Living Drag will take place at Meridian Hall on Oct. 16, as part of a live North-American Halloween tour. The zombie-themed show will be hosted by Violet Chachki, a burlesque/aerial performer, and the winner of the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Fans will get to witness the demise of their favorite queens on stage, as Chachki guide audiences through the untimely deaths of Drag Race alumni Gottmik, Rose, Aquaria (winner of Season 10), Jaida Essence Hall (winner of Season 12), Alyssa Edwards, Kandy Muse (runner-up of Season 13), Plastique, and Kim Chi.

Chachki jokes that, in this show, she’s not only lifting spirits, but she’s also summoning them.

“Halloween is my favorite time of year and I am obsessed with Night of the Living Drag,” Chachki said. “All Drag Race fans know that I have always been drawn to over-the-top costumes, opulent scenery, and jaw-dropping performances that shock and amaze.

It’s Toronto’s first live tour featuring stars from the iconic show since before the pandemic, and Brandon Voss, Night of the Living Drag producer, promises that they are pulling out all the stops with this production.”

“In addition to deadly performances, we’re bringing massive decor installations and a phenomenal lighting system to make it an immersive experience,” Voss noted. “Audiences won’t only be watching the action in the cemetery; they will feel as if they are in it.”

Voss Events’ 10th Anniversary Night of the Living Drag tour will take place in Toronto on  Oct. 16, at Meridian Hall. Tickets range from CAD $65–$110. Doors open at 7:00 pm. and the performance begins at 8:00 pm. For those with Meet & Greet tickets, the Meet & Greet begins at 6:00 pm. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all attendees (click here for more information on Ontario’s vaccination passport program).

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