Life’s A Drag
An autobiographic look into the life of a drag queen - the good the bad and the hilarious!
Tales of Life, Coming out if gay, navigating dating and love, family, and of course the glitz and glam of drag. Audiences can expect to smile, laugh and possibly even cry as the show navigates its way through topics of life that everyone can relate to.
Form and Style
The show is performed cabaret or theatre style. Very conversation and direct to the audience. Imagine listening to your best friends recall stories of their life in a lighthearted and humours way intertwined with songs thateveryone knows and loves.
Post Show Meet & Greet
Post Show Q&A session / in conversation
“Unflinchingly honest, perfectly heartwarming, and hilarious” – Broadway World 2022
“Authenticity, humour, and humility” – Fringefeed 2021
“Gorgeous, Charming, Talented and Funny. A lovely intimate show full of hilarious tales and great tunes. 5 Stars” – Alison W, Fringe 2022
“Dean has an amazing voice and is very funny and honest. Loved it. Go see it. You won’t be disappointed.” – Helen M, Fringe 2022
“Best show I have seen in a long time. Dean’s voice just gets better and better. The story of their life and love it heartfelt, funny, amazing and entertaining. Thank you Dean for a great night.” – Neridah M, Fringe 2022
Available Marketing Collaterals
Pre designed poster/flyer, studio and on stage images, press release and video show reel
A unique triple threat Dean is a multi-talented Singer, DJ and show stopping Drag Performer.
Dean has had an exciting career thus far as a Musical Theatre performer undertaking a variety of exciting roles and unique characters including Mr Bumble in Oliver and Bustopher Jones in Cats. Playing the role of Killer Queen in We Will Rock You The Musical in 2018 & 2019 Dean was the first in Australia and the second in the world to play the role in Drag. He then went on to play the role of Khashoggi in We Will Rock You The Musical in 2020 staring alongside Australian Idol Winner Casey Donovan as Killer Queen. 2021 saw Dean step into the Australian Icon that is Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical in the role of Miss Understanding the sassy and quick mouthed host of the Cockatoo Club.
Dean is a multi-award-winning artist having won Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 Proud Awards and most recently took home the award for best Cabaret & Variety Show at Fringe World 2022 after winning the weekly award in the same category two years running. Dean is versatile and multi-talented being one of the few Drag artists in Australia who not only sing LIVE but is also a DJ, Musical Theatre performer and Actor. As a regular performer on the Fringe and Cabaret circuit Dean is a standout with countless sell out seasons and receiving standout reviews for their shows Mad As Hell The Musical and Life’s A Drag.
Dean has also made several television appearances both in and out of drag including Perth Telethon, Reality Talent Shows X-Factor and All Together Now, online commercials for Uber and the City of Vincent and recently filmed a television pilot for a brand-new Perth based scripted comedy “Open Mike”.
Dean has also been involved in a number if online campaigns for brands and business across Perth including – Uber, TransPerth, GRAI, City of Vincent and Roll Up WA
AvailabilityApril 2023 - July 2023
AudienceTraditionally the audience is very mixed in age and gender. Typical age range 25 - 55 however I do also attract teenagers who are queer and want to see their first drag show. Audience is predominantly straight identifying who are excited to see a drag show possibly for the first time or because it's something different that they don't see all the time. Show is very popular with groups of friends who are wanting a night out who will go for dinner and drink before the show.
Bump In1 hour
Bump Out30 mins
CostsWeekly Fee: $2264 per performance not weekly
Company ContactsDean Misdale
0412 668 038
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Venue FormatCabaret, Theatre, Black Box, Function Room
Touring Party1 Cast 1 Crew
Maximum performances a week: 3
Does this show require a remount? No
First Possible Performance: 1 hour after bump in
Minimum Break Between Shows: 4 hours
Minimum stage dimensions: Any size stage is fine as the show is a solo performer
Lighting requirements: Standard Cabaret Lighting, stage wash, etc
Audio requirements: Standard Cabaret Set Up – PA for live vocal performance performed to backing tracks.
Other technical or performance notes: 1 sound tech 1 lighting tech or if possible one person who can do both