When drag darling Jackie Beat’s first holiday show, Jesus Christ, It’s Your Birthday, made the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights’ 1998 “Report on Anti-Catholicism,” she knew she had a hit on her hands. Celebrating 15 years of raising hell, the self-professed bastard child of “Weird Al” and Bette Midler presents Jackie Beat: Come, They Told Me, which just might be her naughtiest show to date. Where else will you be able to hear such toe-tapping tunes as “Santa’s Baby” (described as “a right-wing pregnancy confessional”), “Alcoholidaze,” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Syphilis”? Ms. Beat, please infect us.
Wed., Dec. 12, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 5, 2012