Mommie Queerest comes to Camden

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the cult classic film Mommie Dearest and we’re bringing Jamie Morris’ twisted comedy “Mommie Queerest,” to the Camden Opera House for one night only, Friday, November 2 at 8 pm, in honor of Equality Maine and to celebrate.

This outrageously funny comedy premiered in Provincetown in 2003 to sold-out Rocky Horror-type crowds and has since played every major city in America. Featuring an all-male cast, this LA Weekly Theater Award-winning play tells the now-famous story of Hollywood’s baddest Mama and her rocky relationship with adopted daughter Christina, with a twist: What if Joan Crawford had really been a man?

Christopher Kenney – well known to Camden Opera House audiences and beyond as drag sensation EDIE – will direct. Kenney’s character EDIE is currently featured as The Mistress of Sensuality, the host and emcee of one of the most popular shows in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity.”

Morris is best known for his stage parodies, which have toured the country since 2003. His other works include “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” and “The Silence of the Clams,” both of which premiered in Provincetown. He lives in Las Vegas and plays Father Mark in the long-running interactive comedy “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” at Bally’s Hotel & Casino.

We are presenting “Mommie Queerest” in support of Equality Maine.

 Individual tickets are $25 and are available through the Camden Opera House. Dinner packages at Natalie’s are available for $67 including a 3-course dinner and reserved orchestra seats at “Mommie Queerest.”

If you’d like to make a weekend out of it, we’re also offering a two-night package including tickets and a 3 course dinner the night of the show and a 5-course tasting menu on the second night as well as breakfast daily for $333 per person. For reservations, give us a call at 207-236-4200.

Following the performance all ticket holders are invited to an after party here at Natalie’s. We’re serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres and will host a meet and greet with the cast from “Mommie Queerest.”

For tickets to “Mommie Queerest,” contact the Camden Opera House at 207-236-7963 or book online at camdenoperahouse.com. For dinner packages at Natalie’s, including reserved seating at the Camden Opera House, call 207-236-7008.

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