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Drag queens and cross-dressing newbies get creative at gender-blurring Catastrophic Theatre party

Drag queens, cross-dressing newbies get creative at Catastrophic bash

Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Michel Muylle, Michael Pearce, Fritz McDonald
Michel Muylle, from left, Michael Pearce and Fritz McDonald. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Co-chairs Sixto Wagan, Anika Jackson and Matthew Dirst
Co-chairs Sixto Wagan, from left, Anika Jackson and Matthew Dirst. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Star Massing
Star Massing. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Michael Snediker, Bill McDugald
Michael Snediker and Bill McDugald. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Quang and Staci Henderson
Quang and Staci Henderson. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Jeff Shell
Jeff Shell. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Jared LeBlanc, Hunter Martin
Caroline Starry LeBlanc, from left, Jared LeBlanc and Hunter Martin. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Mark McCray, Daryn Bauer, Bill Arning
Mark McCray, from left, Daryn Bauer and Bill Arning. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Carolyn and Jim Johnson, Sara Jo Dunstan
Carolyn and Jim Johnson, from left, with Sara Jo Dunstan. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Hannah Sibiski, Farrah Braniff
Hannah Sibiski and Farrah Braniff. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Daniel Adame and Shanon Adams
Daniel Adame and Shanon Adams. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Bonnie Bowes, Anika Jackson, Jill Schull
Bonnie Bowes, from left, Anika Jackson and Jill Schull. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Tom Padgett, Hunter Martin, James Glassman
Tom Padgett, from left, Hunter Martin and James Glassman. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Macy Lyne, Lyndsay Sweeney and Mia Marie Migliaccio
Macy Lyne, from left, Lyndsay Sweeney and Mia Marie Migliaccio. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Sixto Wagan, Tamarie Cooper and Matthew Dirst
Benefit chairs Sixto Wagan, from left, Tamarie Cooper and Matthew Dirst. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Dana Kantalis, Michael Dacus, Meredith Chastang and Kate Allen Stukenberg
Dana Kantalis, from left, Michael Dacus, Meredith Chastang and Kate Allen Stukenberg. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Bruce Reeves, Birgit van Wijk, Karton Howard, Elton, Judy Reaves
Bruce Reeves, from left, Birgit van Wijk, Karton Howard, Elton and Judy Reaves. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Haley Ross, Brad Moore, Camella Clements, Polly Ensminker, Tilly Sherwood
Haley Ross, from left, Brad Moore, Camella Clements, Polly Ensminker and Tilly Sherwood. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Michel Muylle, Michael Pearce, Fritz McDonald
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Co-chairs Sixto Wagan, Anika Jackson and Matthew Dirst
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Star Massing
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Michael Snediker, Bill McDugald
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Quang and Staci Henderson
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Jeff Shell
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Jared LeBlanc, Hunter Martin
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Mark McCray, Daryn Bauer, Bill Arning
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Carolyn and Jim Johnson, Sara Jo Dunstan
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Hannah Sibiski, Farrah Braniff
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Daniel Adame and Shanon Adams
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Bonnie Bowes, Anika Jackson, Jill Schull
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Tom Padgett, Hunter Martin, James Glassman
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Macy Lyne, Lyndsay Sweeney and Mia Marie Migliaccio
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Sixto Wagan, Tamarie Cooper and Matthew Dirst
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Dana Kantalis, Michael Dacus, Meredith Chastang and Kate Allen Stukenberg
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Bruce Reeves, Birgit van Wijk, Karton Howard, Elton, Judy Reaves
Catastrophic Theatre Drag Ball 2015 Haley Ross, Brad Moore, Camella Clements, Polly Ensminker, Tilly Sherwood

What: Catastrophic Theatre"This Party's a DRAG" fundraiser.

Where: Frenetic Theater.

The 411: Girls jus' wanna have fun and so do the boys and it's seldom more wacky fun than during a cross-dressing party. Just ask the 350 guests who poured in for the "secret world where gender lines were shaken, stirred and blurred." Costumes were outlandish and beyond creative. For those who needed a bit of help, Aubrie Lane's Lucky Cat Beauty Salon staff were on hand to assist with a gender transformation.

Sixto Wagan, Matthew Dirst and Anika Jackson chaired the zany night that included wickedly funny drag performances by the likes of Catastrophic regulars Tamarie Cooper and Kyle Sturdivant.

As one partygoer noted, this party "was anything but a drag."

Who: Michael Pearce, Star Massing, Jeff Shell, Bill Arning, Daryn Bauer, James Glassman, Meredith Riddle Chastang, Kate Stukenberg, Dana Kantalis, Michael Dacus, Carolyn and Jim Johnson, Birgit van Wijk, Karton Howard and Elton and Judy Reaves.