New York cabaret star Jackie Cox is taking her one-woman present on the highway—and he or she’s headed to Kansas Metropolis on September twenty first. You might bear in mind Cox as one of many prime 4 contestants from Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She made historical past as the primary queen of Iranian descent to look on the present.
The self-proclaimed Persian princess is on tour together with her all-new solo tour, JackieVision, impressed by the Emmy-nominated Disney+ collection, WandaVision. It’s her personal spin on basic and fashionable tv, celebrating all issues queer and popular culture together with her quirky mix of camp, musical theater, hit pop songs, and outrageous comedy. JackieVision—written, directed, and produced by Cox—guarantees to be a hoot. How random are the musical numbers, you ask? Properly, they have been prompted by a few of Cox’s favourite exhibits—the whole lot from Star Trek to The Nanny to Handmaid’s Story. (Is smart.)
We caught up with the entertainer forward of her present at Missie B’s to seek out out extra about her upcoming efficiency—and different sundry objects. (Wink, wink—Widow Von’Du’s elimination.)
Whats up! The place are you? How are rehearsals going?
You’re catching me actually on the airport. I’m on my method to Canada for the primary time because the pandemic occurred as a result of the borders have not too long ago reopened. I’m going to do some shindig in Canada, however then I’ll be again and able to kick off this tour subsequent week!
For individuals with a brief consideration span, give me the 25 phrase or much less model of your present, expensive.
JackieVision is principally simply my love letter to all issues campy TV. We skewer many alternative exhibits of many alternative genres. It’s a variety of enjoyable. There’s singing, lip-syncing, ridiculous costume adjustments, it’s drag—it’s truthfully my favourite present I’ve made to this point.
Do you might have a favourite portion of the present or musical quantity?
What’s actually thrilling is that this new factor I’ve added since I workshopped this a pair months in the past. We’ve achieved an homage to Lisa Rinna. As you understand, I’m taking part in reverse her on Days of Our Lives. So, you’ll see my model of Lisa Rinna making her first musical look on this present.
Have you ever been to Kansas Metropolis earlier than? Ideas?
That is my first time in Kansas Metropolis. I’m very excited. I do know the whole lot is up-to-date in Kansas Metropolis, however past that not a lot else.
You do understand you despatched KC’s personal Widow Von’Du dwelling in your season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Are you fearful in your security?
I might say I don’t know if I despatched her dwelling as a lot as I feel Widow and Ru had a pair disagreements that episode that, uh, had nothing to do with me.
Your taking pictures star has been on the uptick since your season of Drag Race. How does it really feel?
It feels nice—and a bit bit loopy. There was this large worry after the pandemic—like would individuals even bear in mind us? We have been on TV over a yr in the past. However in every single place I am going—and in each metropolis—there are individuals who come as much as me and say, ‘You have been with me after I was alone in my condo questioning if the world going to finish. Seeing you on TV was a consolation for me each week.’ That’s highly effective and form of why I made this present—as a result of I do know so many people spent so many hours binge-watching TV. Why not have a good time that?
Are you all caught up on Drag Race?
I’ve watched all the English (variations) however have fallen behind on the worldwide editions. The franchise is rising, honey. There’s going to be a Chuckie Cheese in each nation quickly.
Ha! Lastly, you’ve met a variety of celebs. Inform me one individual you’ll completely die to converse with.
The rationale I’m going to say it’s because she doesn’t have social media, so there’s no method for me to work together together with her till I meet her—but it surely’s Kathryn Hahn! I’m dying to speak to her. I wish to absorb all of her information of how one can navigate this world as a personality actress. She’s achieved a lot, and I would like her to win that Emmy. And if she ever wants me to decorate up as her for one in all her child’s birthday events, I’ll do it pro-bono!