When you think “drag queen,” you probably think “glamorous lip-synching.” So it may come as some surprise to hear about The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes, in which talented local queens not only wear holiday sweaters in the manner of Bea “Not Glamorous, Exactly” Arthur, but also recite the exact words of the beloved sitcom. The annual show is fast becoming a Bay Area tradition, one whose wigs are astonishingly perfect replicae of the television originals. It’s satirical comedy, to be sure, but the quite genuine warm fuzzies begin with the loud and accurate audience rendition of the famous theme song, and end with the cutest little senior-drag lap dance you could ever hope to get if it’s your birthday.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 1. Continues through Dec. 23, 2011