High Heels & High Notes: A Very Drag Celebration of Opera & Showtunes

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Presented in partnership with the Dallas Opera 

Hosted by Marsha Dimes and featuring the Sisters-in-Action, this show will highlight some of the most fabulous numbers from the best of opera and Broadway. Performers include Betty SiSonnet, Shantaé Morgan, DeManda Refund, Ginni Beefeater, Ivanna SiSonnet, Nippy Peakes, and Thai Mai Shu. 

Sisters-in-Action 
In 2017 the Sisters-in-Action—a motley and magnificent gaggle of homosexuals who met while singing in the Turtle Creek Chorale—banded together to create a super-troupe of amateur drag queens to raise money for various charities in North Texas. The sisters burst onto the scene with Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch and continue to shimmer in notorious and, at times, exclusive events, raising more than $125,000 to help the LGBTQ+ community. The Sisters-in-Action include Betty SiSonnet, Aunt Marge, Shantaé Morgan, Stormy Weather, Ginni Beefeater, Marsha Dimes, Nippy Peakes, DeManda Refund, Ivanna SiSonnet, Erika Odessa Dior, and Bea Dazzle. 

About Marsha Dimes
Marsha Dimes was named 2019 Dallas Pride Grand Marshal and is founder of Marsha & Friends Drag Brunch, a drag brunch benefiting North Texas LGBTQ+ organizations. Together with her Sisters-in-Action (her squad of charity drag performers), they have raised more than $125,000 for charity since November 2017. Starting in March 2020, her series of virtual events have raised $29,135 to support various pandemic-focused relief efforts.

Marsha has received many honors since starting her debut performance in 2008, including awards from the Turtle Creek Chorale and Prism Health North Texas. In 2019 Marsha was selected as Grand Marshal for the 2019 Dallas Pride Parade and in 2021 hosted the two-night Dallas Pride Miller Lite Festival.

In 2019 Marsha was the first drag queen to speak at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference in a session entitled "Don't be a Drag. Just Be a Queen: How to Rule with LGBTQ+ Donors." Marsha Dimes won the title of Miss Big Thickette in 2018 by being the person who raised the most money, and many attendees are still in therapy following her attempt to sing “I Am What I Am.”

“Glamorous.” —He Said magazine
“Host.” —Dallas Morning News
“Unfair and unbalanced.” —Dallas Voice

 

This performance is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.