Updated: May 31, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Recording artist and drag performer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (Justin Andrew Honard) will be in San Antonio on June 16 and 17 for shows at the Heat Nightclub.
Alaska grabbed her claim to fame as the runner up on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and winner of the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
Alaska has been a prolific recording artist. She has two studio albums: Anus, which was released in 2015 and Poundcake which was released in 2016. She has also released more than a dozen singles.
In 2013, Alaska got rave reviews when she appeared as Dr. Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Woodlawn Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show in San Antonio. The cast included two other RuPaul alumni — Michelle Visage as Magenta and William Belli as Riff-Raff.
In a review of the production for the website CTXLiveTheatre, critic Michael Meigs wrote of Alaska’s performance, “Honard/Alaska in the lead as Dr. Frank N. Furter held it all together with his/her slinky, expressive, pouting, pleasure-seeking, energetic naughty vulnerability. The actor’s a phenomenon, with charisma exceeding that of anyone else on stage (and that’s saying a lot in this production). ”
Alaska’s show at Heat will be hosted by Tencha La Jefa and include performances by Jessica Marxx, Kooder Parker, Sephwhora 51, Alayna Marquez. Chyna Cravens, Amerie Parker, and Nilaya Milan Mathews.
Rey Lopez Entertainment and Male B Wear Present Alaska, Saturday June 16 & 17, Heat Nightclub, 1500 N Main Ave. Doors Open at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. Adults(21+) $20. Minors (18+) $25. Meet & Greet $10 (Limited Meet & Greet). Table Reservations Available by texting (210) 386-4537 or by inbox.
This article was updated to reflect that there would be a second show on June 17.