Thunder Bay, ON – Wiggins Productions will proudly be hosting the 4th annual Wig Wars Drag Competition, Saturday, October 22 live at Black Pirates Pub. The show will feature 10 drag artists from all around Thunder Bay as they compete for the tiara and title of Wig Wars Champion. The lineup will include the reigning Miss Thunder Pride, Lily Corangie-Tremayne, fan favs like Amiah Vahjine, Mz Molly Poppinz and Fay West as well as new comers, Max Speed, Onya Boyszdii and Sharon Selfies plus debut performances from Seeley Grey, Tharona Shade and Lana Backwards. The night will be hosted by Nancy “the Queen of Hearts” Freeborn with special guest performances from Thunder Bay drag legend, Adyran Lee. Judging the competition will be a panel consisting of both members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community of Thunder Bay, including Lady Fantasia LaPremiere (Wig Wars Queen 2015), Ivan Love (Wig Wars King 2015), Jessica Ross (head chair of Thunder Pride), Nivie Dhami (coordinator of Pride Central) and Miss Anna Fierce (drag show host).
Now in its 4th year, the Wig Wars has evolved and grown to become Thunder Bay’s biggest drag competition. Performers from all spectrums of the drag world are invited to show off their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience. This year featuring 10 contestants (or Wig Warriors), the show combines elements from traditional beauty pageants and talent shows with influences from the Emmy Award winning reality TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Each queen and king will compete in up to 4 rounds and demonstrate their talents in 5 categories: performance, appearance, choreography, audience interaction and stage presence. In round one, “Express Yourself”, each drag will perform a number to a song that best represents their drag persona. For Round two, “Dead Divas & Lifeless Legends”, each contestant will perform a song where the original singer of that song has passed away. The 2 queens and 2 kings with the highest scores will move onto round three, “Lip Sync For Your Life”, where they will perform side by side in an all out, winner take all, lip sync battle for the crown. The winner of each lip sync battle will be crowned and move onto round four, “Your Are A Champion” where they will perform a number to celebrate their victory. There will also be audience lip sync battles with prizes to be won throughout the show, special guest performances and much more.
Proudly sponsored by Pride Thunder Bay, Pride Central, the Gender Issues Centre, LU Radio 102.7FM, the Definitely Superior Art Gallery, WERQ TBay, Scott Hobbs Photography, Creation Body Piercing, Red River Trade Company, Pretty Bird Makeup, In Common, Hey Sailor, Trixx Apparel & Accessories, Redd and TBshows.com.