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PYGMALION: Monét X Change & Alaska 5000

Alaska 5000 is a drag performer and recording artist best known for competing in the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and being crowned the winner of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars. She has traveled the world touring her chart-topping hits from her variety of albums and has appeared on television (Shudder's Queer For Fear, VH1’s Scared Famous, The Bachelorette) and in film (God Save the Queens, The Quiet Room, Sharknado 6). Alaska is also one of the creators of the unabashedly queer Drag: The Musical which debuted with a sold out run at Hollywood's The Bourbon Room in 2021.  She currently co-hosts the hit podcast Race Chaser with Alaska & Willam, and continues to inspire the people of Earth with her unmistakable brand of irreverent humor and extraterrestrial glamour.

Born and bred in New York City, Monét X Change is an entertainment spitfire and the first double crown winner from Rupaul's Drag Race, having earned the title Miss Congeniality on Season 10 and becoming the first queen of color inducted into the hall of fame after winning All-Stars 4.

Known for delivering energetic and show-stopping performances, Monét's showmanship is a reflection of a tireless work ethic to cultivate and perfect her immaculate lip-syncing skills, comedic chops, and (mostly) pitch-perfect live singing skills.

Combining her passion for the art of drag with her uniquely fresh spin on it, Monét has traveled the globe with her one-woman show, call me by monét, as well as hosting and performing in the Werq the World tour. Monét also released her first episode, unapologetically, co-writing the project and conceiving the accompanying visual album.

Monét is currently focusing her hilarious and oftentimes socio-political humor as the host of her own talk show, The X Change Rate, airing on Build Series by Yahoo, and co-hosting the Sibling Rivalry podcast and tour with Bob The Drag Queen.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Sep 21, 2023 - 9:00pm CT
General Admission $35/ General admission + meet and greet $100

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