The Patti O’ Furniture Drag Spectacular: St. Patti’s Day in Hollywood
Featuring: celebrity illusions by Versage, Jamie Monroe, Kristin Collins, Emory Starr, and Symone N. O'Bishop
DOORS: 7:00PM / SHOW: 8:00PM
– Reduced capacity and implemented social distancing
– Face masks are required at all times
– Seating is pre-assigned and sold in groups of 2s & 4s to maintain social distance
Patti O’Furniture was born out of a dare from the students of college professor Pat Patterson in the fall of 1999 and has followed a very non-traditional path into female impersonation ever since. Called the “yard sale with legs” because most of her initial costumes were gifts from other entertainers and fans, her mix of professionalism and quick wit have earned her a spot as one of the most sought-after emcees in the region.
She first hit the stage on October 11, 1999 and has been entertaining audiences across the country ever since. From Los Angles to Boston and New York to New Orleans, she has worked at some of the most legendary clubs and with too many RuPaul’s Drag Race queens to count – but she’s a Southern girl at heart and will always be proud to call the Carolinas home.
A fixture on the Charleston drag scene from her annual hosting of Charleston Pride or Big Gay Bingo for Palmetto Community Care, for the past two years she has hosted a monthly drag brunch show at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company as well as and drag bingo at Pounce Cat Cafe. Patti can also be seen hosting the longest running drag show in Columbia, SC at PT’s 1109 on Assembly Street every Tuesday at 9pm. On Saturday nights, she hosts the SEXY SATURDAY Drag Show at the Bar @ 316 in Charlotte, NC where she has worked for the past eight years.
In 2006 she was chosen as Miss South Carolina Pride but doesn’t need a title to support PRIDE where ever she goes. For the past several years, she has served as host and emcee for the Charlotte Pride, Salisbury (NC) Pride and Upstate SC Pride Festivals. For seven years, she hosted the SC Pride Parade live on WXRY 99.3 FM in Columbia.
In 2010, Patti was crowned Miss Red Ribbon Friends in Myrtle Beach and spent her reign raising money for HIV/AIDS services along the SC coast.
In 2012, she was presented with the crown and title of Vista Queen Emeritus for her fundraising for Trustus Theatre in Columbia where she help raise over $75,000.
One thing has remained consistent since that very first show: every dollar that Patti collects on stage gets donated back to the community. All of her tips are donated to causes including HIV/AIDS prevention and education, animal welfare, LGBT civil rights, the environment and a host of local arts organizations. To date, she has raised over $1.5 million… one dirty dollar bill at a time!
Learn more about her by following her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube (or make an online donation via Venmo, CashApp or PayPal) at @allaboutpatti
Jamie Monroe, a native of NC, started performing the art of Illusion over 30 years ago. Besides Marilyn Monroe and Stevie Nicks,she also performs as Madonna,Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry. She is also passionate about transgender equality and stopping the abuse and neglect of animals. She manages a kennel of about 22 dogs at a Sanctuary for dogs and cats in her home state.
Kristin Collins (Bryce Carey), a veteran in the world of drag entertainment, has been performing across the southeast for over 25 years. While studying theatrical costume design at Western Carolina University, her interests in drag and creating a stage persona began. She won the coveted title of Miss Gay NC America in 1999. Known across the country as the “Clogging Queen, and for her energizing routine to Rocky Top, she proudly continues to bring those country music roots to the stage, in tribute performances of her two country idols, Reba and Dolly. Most recently, Kristin held the title of Miss Charlotte Pride, and used that platform to be a positive and visible influence in the LGBTQ+ community. Using her talents as a drag performer to bring smiles, raise money and make a difference, in the Queen City and surrounding areas. Kristin regularly performs as a cast member of Buff Faye’s Drag Brunch, which was recently voted “Best Drag Brunch in Charlotte” by Charlotte Magazine. During the pandemic, Kristin moved her performances to a virtual setting on YouTube and TikTok, creating content based on celebrity transformations. The initial Reba/Fancy transformation went viral, with almost a million views and has opened a new door in the world of drag entertainment for her.
YouTube: Kristin Collins Drag (KCTV)
Emory Starr hails to you from Raleigh, NC where you can catch her on house-cast at Legends Nightclub. By day Emory is a pastry chef and also known as the Sugar Qween. In her free time she designs and sews all of her costumes and wigs.
Symone N. O'Bishop
Symone N. O’Bishop is a creative yet resourceful entertainer and her drag style is not limited to one category. Symone strives to share every color of the rainbow through her drag artistry all while being glamorous and relatable. While most drag queens boast on satisfying and shocking every fan. Symone also mixes inspiration, motiviation and comfort to anyone receptive of her artistry. Symone’s motto: “I am not a SNOB… I’m just painted this way.”
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403