Joey Arias and Basil Twist

Joey Arias and Basil Twist: Arias with a Twist

“Eat your heart out, Madonna… Goes the distance, all the way over the rainbow.” The New York Times

“A delightfully transgressive lysergic fantasia.” Time Out New York

West Coast premiere

 

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In this deliriously madcap fantasy revue, the soaring song stylings of drag artist Joey Arias are surrounded by an eye-popping theatrical extravaganza conjured by a team of puppeteers directed by the legendary Basil Twist. Channeling lurid celluloid dreams, macabre nightmares and bizarre premonitions on a stage transformed into a bigger-than-life cabinet of curiosities, the adventure begins with an alien abduction and concludes with a stupendous Busby Berkeley-esque finale. Along the way, the throaty chanteuse belts out pop, rock and jazz standards—including Billie Holiday’s “You’ve Changed”—as Twist and company work their magic with vintage marionettes, anatomically correct puppets and fantastical scenic elements. Arias was the longtime “Mistress of Seduction” in Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil’s adult-themed Las Vegas show, while Twist is most famous for his Folies Bergère-style underwater staging of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Funded in part with generous support from Ovation TV, Judith O. and Robert E. Rubin.

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Date & time

General

Admission

Students

with current I.D.

CalArts 

Students,

Faculty and Staff

WED 11/18
8:30 pm

$35

$28

$18

THUR 11/19
8:30 pm

$35 

$28 

$18 

FRI 11/20
8:30 pm

$35

$28 

$18 

SAT 11/21
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SUN 11/22
7:00 pm

$40

$32 

$20 

TUE 11/24
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

WED 11/25
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

FRI 11/27
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SAT 11/28
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SUN 11/29
7:00 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

WED 12/2
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

THUR 12/3
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

FRI 12/4
8:30 pm

$40

$32 

$20 

SAT 12/5
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SAT 12/5
11:00 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SUN 12/6
7:00 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

WED 12/9
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

THUR 12/10
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

FRI 12/11
8:30 pm

$40 

$32 

$20 

SAT 12/12 8:30 pm

$40

$32

$20

SAT 12/12
11:00 pm
$40$32$20
SUN 12/13
7:00 pm
$40$32$20

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff