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Wigs in place for Sunday's waterfront shows

Thu 19 Mar 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Weather forecasts suggest there's a chance of showers again stopping Sunday's Wigs on the Waterfront day of drag shows in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour - so it's fingers crossed as dozens of divas practice their moves for the fundraiser to help fight breast cancer. Shows for a good cause: Guy dancers at last year's Wigs on the Waterfront Following postponement in February due to the likelihood of showers, the annual event is now scheduled to start at 11am this Sunday 22 March, with special guest Auckland Central MP Nikki Kay opening the day's shows. On-stage entertainment will continue non-stop through the day until 5pm with performances by more than 50 acts. "We hope there will be something for everyone this year," says Wigs' organiser Wayne Nicholas. "As well as our fabulous drag artists, who are the heart of Wigs on the Waterfront, we have a full programme of entertainment including a diverse range of live singers, dance groups, and a number of bands from around the country – everything from jazz to rock n' roll." "Despite the loss of a few performers, because of prior commitments, we have received a number of requests from other talented artists who were unable to perform on the original date," adds Nicholas. "It's just a pity we don't have another hour available to accommodate all the enquiries we've had." The event's sponsors have provided several spot prizes for audience members, which will be awarded to the most outrageous, most glamorous, most original outfits, wigs and hats. "In addition there will be three award categories for the artists including Best Drag Performer/s, Best Live Performer/s and Best Costume, with gift packs sponsored by Fosters NZ Limited, Suzanne Paul and Antique Fabric   

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News Staff

First published: Thursday, 19th March 2009 - 12:28pm

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