February 14, 2020 8-10pm
(COVINGTON, KY) – A new musical is coming to town with roots spanning all the way from Los Angeles to the Queen City. Jennifer Howd and Ross Mihalko, writers of the new show, began work on it over 8 years ago while working in Hollywood.
When Jennifer moved to Cincinnati a couple of years ago, she continued working on the script, and eventually teamed up with The Carnegie’s Theatre Director, Maggie Perrino, to give the story life on the stage. “I’m beyond excited to be part of such a vibrant, supportive arts community here in the Cincinnati/NKY area—and I can’t wait to continue developing the stage production with Maggie and so many other talented local artists,” she adds.
A full staging of the new musical, entitled TEXAS ANNIE: THE LEGEND OF THE MOAN RANGER, is planned for 2020, and the team is hosting a LGBTQ+ friendly fundraiser this Valentine’s day to fund production costs.
The fundraiser will feature 3 songs from the new musical, burlesque acts from Smoke & Queers Burlesque, Comedian Kelly Collette, prize giveaways, silent auction and more, all hosted by Drag Sensation, Stixen Stones.
TEXAS ANNIE tells the tale of a renegade sex toy dealer in Texas when sex toys are declared illegal. The show is inspired by a real-life Texas law created in 1973, called the “obscene devices” law, declaring possession of six or more sex toys to be a felony. Although the law was overturned in 2008, it technically still remains on the books to this day. Throughout the course of the show, Annie must fight the unfair law while eluding law enforcement and continuing her mission to spread sex-positivity to the people of Texas.
The Texas Annie Fundraiser is February 14, 2020 from 8-10pm at The Lincoln Grant Auditorium, 824 Greenup Street, Covington, KY 41011. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Free gift from Pure Romance to first 20 folks in the door.
Can’t make the show but want to make a donation? Visit www.TexasAnnieMusical.com today!
CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes, sexual content, and strong language. Recommended for people 18+ and older.
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