Letter: Drag Night Out thanks performers, audience, city

From left, DJ Ang Buxton, Monica Inita Sign Monroe, Damella Cuca DeVille, Anita Lay and Xiomarie Labeija at last month’s Drag Night Out show in Westfield. (SUBMITTED PHOTO/MONICA MONROE ENTERTAINMENT)

Back in July 2021, I posted on Facebook about my upcoming Drag Night Out show that was coming back to Westfield. The show premiered at the Nook on Sept. 4, to a sold-out crowd.

The show kicked off with performances by Xiomarie Labeija, Damella Cuca DeVille, Anita Lay and myself. This September show could not have gone on without the help of Jae and Destiny. Jae and Destiny are both volunteers with Monica Monroe Entertainment. October’s show was just as great, with a whole new set of performances from Danger Pickle, Aria 51, Frankie Cyanide and Guen Reignoni. These two shows were made better with our DJ, Ang Buxton, and all who work at the Nook.

Here is what I have to say so far about these two shows in Westfield. To Kevin, co-owner of the Nook, I cannot express enough thanks for the support that you have given me for the show. I am continuously looking forward to working with you each month. I am also extremely appreciative of the opportunity that you have allowed me to bring this show to Westfield via your establishment.

To the performers, both past and those to come, I appreciate all of the hard work you put into the show. Everything from arriving on time, interacting with the audience before, during and after the show, and last but not least, giving performances that gave the audience a night to remember.

To DJ Ang Buxton, it has been such a joy to work with you in regards to this show. It has been such a pleasure, and I am forever grateful that you and I were connected to work together. I feel that this show is truly becoming more beautiful now that you are a part of it. Your work ethic has been impeccable, your ideas are great, and I honestly feel that we are working well together. To many more shows.

Now for the audience. Without an audience, everyone would be performing for an empty space, and that is just not fun. I thank all of the audience members that have come out to support the show these last two months. Each audience member is extremely important to the show, and you are not unseen. The cast sees you, hears you, and loves you for showing up and showing support for Drag Night Out.

In regards to the city of Westfield, I give the biggest thank you of all. I have felt the love from the town over the last few months. I am happy that I can call Westfield home to Drag Night Out. I continue to look forward to future shows within the city.

Drag Night Out generally falls on the first Saturday of every month. Tickets are $15 per person. They can be purchased online or at the door. Tickets are up for both Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, and have already been selling.

Monica Monroe
West Springfield

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