THIS IS MAJOR!!! NYC nightlife icon, and member of pop dance group The Ones, Paul Alexander is finally premiering his first musical Trinkets on August 3rd, in NYC! The show follows the story of a group of drag and transsexual prostitutes who interact with patrons of an underground Meatpacking District nightclub, MC’d by Mr. Pea (Kevin Aviance). Mother– an influential 90’s performance-oriented nightclub where Alexander was the main MC, is the inspiration for the club. As the characters encounter the obvious struggle of life on the street, they discover that by working together they are strongest as a family.
The story follows a veteran prostitute Diva (played by NYC drag star Honey Davenport) who takes Strawberry (Mercedes Torres), a new ‘ingenue’ under her wing to show her the ropes. When the police drive through, the potential of arrest causes the girls to split up and two of them take shelter in the nightclub where Strawberry meets and falls in love with a rich, internationally known artist (Michael Joseph Robinson), but his friend tries to break them up, unsuccessfully. Meanwhile, the street veteran is dealing with a tragedy that Trinket (Kita Updike), the owner of the club, helps her get through in a true Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put-on-a-show scenario. Alexander uses old Hollywood plot devices married to the real life despair of the old meatpacking district to tell a New York story that’s unlikely to happen in today’s gentrified city. More info and full cast deets HERE. (above pic courtesy of Paul Alexander)