Baltimore, Maryland: In May, the Charm City Boys will celebrate 8 years of gender performance in Baltimore. This premier gender performance troupe has entertained countless audiences on stages throughout the city. Ongoing support from a constantly growing fan base has enabled the Charm City Boys to become the second-longest running Drag King troupe in the world.
To celebrate this crowning achievement, the Charm City Boys will be hosting their Eight Year Anniversary show, The Best of the Charm City Boys. This show will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Grand Central Station, located at 1001 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The show will start at 10pm, the cover charge is four dollars and is for those 21 years and older. The Best of the Charm City Boys will feature drag kings from the past eight years as well as special guests Coco Monroe from Washington, DC and Ceci My Playmate from Toronto, ON, Canada.
The Charm City Boys have participated in many local, national and international events over their eight years of existence with a continued dedication to service to the Baltimore LGBT community. In addition to monthly shows, CCB has traveled far and wide, bringing their own breed of drag performers to the International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE) showcases in Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas and Vancouver, British Columbia. They have performed in three Great Big International Drag King Shows, in Washington, DC. Members have also been guest performers at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as closer to home at Towson, Johns Hopkins, College of Notre Dame, UMBC, UMCP and Loyola University. The Charm City Boys performed on the main stages at various Pride celebrations including Baltimore, Washinton, D.C., Roanoke, VA and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Locally, the troupe has performed at numerous Baltimore Prides, Club Hippo, Gallagher’s Bar and Grill, Coconuts Bar and Grill, Port in a Storm, Center Stage, the Creative Alliance and Grand Central Station.
To continue this long tradition of creating a vibrant gender performance community in Baltimore, the Charm City Boys are one of the groups involved in the Gender Justice Collective: a group of local individuals and organizations who are organizing the International Drag King community Extravaganza XII (IDKcE XII). IDKcE XII will be held in Baltimore on October 20-24, 2010 and is anticipating a crowd of 1000 gender performers who will be convening for a five-day conference of performance stages, educational workshops, youth sessions, art and film fest and much more. More information about this exciting event can be found at www.idkexii.com .
More information on the Charm City Boys may be found at http://www.facebook.com/charmcityboys