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“These girls are working their butts off and preparing for something very special. They want to make Mama Ru proud.”
The live show cast includes some queens who have appeared on the TV show. The opening cast includes Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo and Yvie Oddly.
“Even if we’ve worked with them on the [TV] show, these girls are working their butts off and preparing for something very special,” Sims says. “I can feel it in rehearsals. This is serious business, and they want to make Mama Ru proud. No one wants to be the one who drops the ball in this show. Everyone is coming with their A game and it’s really cool.”
Expect a fabulous revue packed with music, dance, comedy and fashion, plus plenty of homage to drag culture’s icons and inspirations. Las Vegas itself is one of those inspirations.
“Vegas is drag to me,” Sims says. “All the glamour and the glitz and the glitter, it’s all here, so it makes sense that this would feel like home for drag queens to perform. Even being at the Flamingo makes sense, like a natural place for this to happen.”
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE LIVE Opens January 30. Tuesday & Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 p.m., $49-$250. Flamingo Showroom, 702-777-2782.