It’s not quite the holidays unless there’s a little trailer trash involved. Who better to inject that than the Armorettes, the queens of Southern trashiness who offer their annual Christmas spectacle on Saturday.
The show — appropriately titled Armorettes’ Trailer Park Christmas Carol — is the drag troupe’s annual take on the holiday season. This year, though, expect a few surprises.
The show takes place at the Heretic as part of the Armorettes’ monthly Backroom Burlesque, which kicked off there in August. For the holiday show, there’s special guest Summer Knight and despite a lack of a cover charge, the show benefits Childkind, which assists families with the healthcare demands of special needs children.
There’s one more twist, too. The first half of the show includes the first of what the queens hope becomes a new tradition: Their take on the classic “Christmas Carol,” complete with a trailer park spin. The rest of the night incudes the ladies working their favorite songs of the holidays.
But enough from us. Here’s how the troupe describes the evening:
If your Christmas usually consists of drinking a 6-pack of Bud, adjusting the wire hanger on the TV antenna to see those wonderful classic clay-mation cartoons, and kissin’ Mama with her big ole’, fresh toilet paper rolled hair as she stands beneath the mistletoe under the doorway of your single wide (wheels intact) Fleetwood Modular home, then you need to make sure your at the Armorettes Annual Trailer Park Christmas Show Carol on December 18 at 8PM.