WOONSOCKET â Two tart-tongued female impersonators will dish up an evening of Vegas-style song, dance and comedy in the Milk Fundâs first fundraiser of the year at the Coachmenâs Lodge in Bellingham on Nov. 9.
The featured performers are Kitty Litter and Sabrina Blaze, aka Stephen Hartley and Wayne Alan Hawkins. Theyâve 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 Islandâs gay community, Hawkinsâ Blaze has worked as hostess of Theater by the Seaâs late-night cabaret for the last four years and was the winner of Motif Magazineâs Best Cabaret Act of 2009.
Hartleyâs Kitty made her debut at Chanâs Fine Oriental Dining 13 years ago as a charity fundraising act. Heâs 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.
âIf you make people laugh and forget for a little while,â he says. âThey seem to dig deeper and give more.â
The development director of AIDS Care Ocean State says, âI give till it hurtsâ 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, Rogerâs 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 Coachmenâs 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.