Horror drag icon performing with the VSO for Halloween special this month

Oct 3 2022, 11:52 pm

Dressing up for a night at the theatre is much more fun during the Halloween season!

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) has announced that it will host the world premiere of Symphony of Terror! on Tuesday, October 25 at the Orpheum Theatre.

The Drag Halloween Horror Spooktacular is a VSO collaboration with drag icon Peaches Christ and renowned conductor Edwin Outwater. The audience will enjoy a variety of surprises during the musical celebration of both drag and horror genres.


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“I’m so excited to be coming to Vancouver with conductor Edwin Outwater to present our first ever Symphony of Terror!” said Peaches in a video posted to Instagram. “That’s right, a night of horror music.”

Peaches is a filmmaker, event producer and cult leader living in San Francisco. She is also the alter-ego of Joshua Grannell, writer and director of the award-winning film All About Evil starring Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra Peterson, Mink Stole, and Peaches.

Symphony of Terror!

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Symphony of Evil! features Vancouver-based drag stars Toddy (Season 1 winner of Call Me Mother on OUTTV) and Batty B Banks (The Newcomers Drag Troupe) teaming up with the VSO to bring the music of Carrie: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Psycho, and more to life on stage.


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Acclaimed horror film composer Harry Manfredini will be featured with the VSO as the musicians play his scores from Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th.

The VSO is also partnering with Rainbow Refugee, a grassroots organization that helps refugees fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status, and welcoming them to Symphony of Terror!

Tickets are available online starting at $31.90. And yes, costumes are highly recommended!

VSO’s Symphony of Terror!

When: October 25, 2022
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre — 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online from $41

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