WOONSOCKET â€“ Two tart-tongued female impersonators will dish up an evening of Vegas-style song, dance and comedy in the Milk Fundâ€™s first fundraiser of the year at the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge in Bellingham on Nov. 9.
The featured performers are Kitty Litter and Sabrina Blaze, aka Stephen Hartley and Wayne Alan Hawkins. Theyâ€™ve been selling out theater venues with their cross-dressing schtick and comic banter for years, including a number of shows in the local area.
A staple performer in Rhode Islandâ€™s gay community, Hawkinsâ€™ Blaze has worked as hostess of Theater by the Seaâ€™s late-night cabaret for the last four years and was the winner of Motif Magazineâ€™s Best Cabaret Act of 2009.
Hartleyâ€™s Kitty made her debut at Chanâ€™s Fine Oriental Dining 13 years ago as a charity fundraising act. Heâ€™s raised thousands as Kitty for AIDS Care Ocean State, the Diabetes Association, A Wish Come True and other charitable endeavors. He credits his quick wit with turning a big buck for the needy.
â€śIf you make people laugh and forget for a little while,â€ť he says. â€śThey seem to dig deeper and give more.â€ť
The development director of AIDS Care Ocean State says, â€śI give till it hurtsâ€ť â€“ and he expects the same from everyone else in the crowd.
Presented by Noel Pincince of Woonsocket, a former chairman of the Milk Fund, the event is limited-seating, with just 120 tickets available, none at the door. Adults only, $36.95 per person includes entertainment and a turkey dinner.
Open-seating tickets are on sale at just two locations, Rogerâ€™s Flowers on Greene Street and Nys Flowers, Diamond Hill Road. Reserved seating is available for tables of 8-10 with advance tickets exclusively from the Coachmenâ€™s Lodge, 273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham. Restaurateurs Norman and Michele Decelles will be hosts for the event, a first for the Milk Fund.
For reserved seating tables call Michele at 508-883-9888 or 508-954-8483.
Doors open the night of the event at 6:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. and showtime is 8:30 p.m.