•  Drag Queen Bianca Del Rio will visit the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Friday, Feb. 23.

Royal Oak Music Theatre to Host Bianca Del Rio

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-17T16:39:22+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Entertainment, Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Four years ago, Roy Haylock shot to fame when he appeared on season six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and won with his drag alter ego Bianca Del Rio. Before that, Haylock worked at a theater doing shows. In an interview with Time Out, he said he first developed the character at a gay wedding.
“I was kind of pooh-poohing the idea going, ‘Nah, I don’t want to do it.’ But then they said it was $500 and I said yes,” Haylock said with a laugh. “Some people who were at the wedding worked at the local bar and they asked me if I wanted to do a guest spot, and that just kind of snowballed into my life. First it was one night a week, then it was two nights a week and then it became five nights a week.”
Now, Bianca Del Rio is famous for her lightning-quick wit, snappy comebacks and foul mouth. In the four years since she became nationally famous, she has already had two stand-up specials “Rolodex of Hate” and “Not Today Satan,” as well as a feature film “Hurricane Bianca.” Now, she returns to the stage with her newest stand-up show “Blame it on Bianca Del Rio.”
At these shows no topic is safe from her humor, least of all the audience members as Del Rio is known for her ability to draw comedic inspiration from her surroundings. One Australian review by Jesse Chaffey for Scenestr gave Del Rio 4.5 stars out of 5 in large part for this ability.
“Brisbane, in particular, gave Bianca a straight mother who had once dabbled in the lady pond, a particularly ‘bitchy’ looking man in the front row and a married woman who had left her husband at home to see the show,” Chaffey wrote. “For me, a great deal of the laughs came from these on-the-fly moments where Bianca used her razor-sharp, lightning speed wit to outsmart fans who – let’s be honest – loved every second of her hatred.”
Bianca Del Rio will perform at the Royal Music Theatre on Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets start at $39.50 and more information about the performance can be found online at royaloakmusictheatre.com or thebiancadelrio.com. The Royal Oak Music Theatre is located at 218 W. 4th St., Royal Oak. 248-399-2980.

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