Drag queen surprise Miss Diva Divine, the Queen of Comedy, creates some fun during the opening act of the The Crazy Señoritas drag show Aug. 2 at the Ponoka Golf Club. Read more on the story on page 15. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Drag show creates a buzz at Ponoka Golf Course

Crazy Señoritas create laughs and fun at drag show

When it comes to drag shows, The Crazy Señoritas know how to entertain.

The Ponoka Golf Club played host to a special, one-night only drag show Aug. 2 that featured the high antics of female impersonators. The impersonators featured famous singers such as Tina Turner, Cher, Britney Spears, Whitney Huston and more.

The event was part of a special tour that brought the group all the way from the Luna Lounge in Bucerias, Mexico.

Hugh Gaffney is the owner of the lounge and he said the tour so far has been a total success. He worked with Merv Buchanan, tour organizer for Trend Entertainment in Calgary, to bring this event to Canada.

“Usually I’m bringing Canadian entertainers to Mexico…We decided to bring a Mexican entertainment group to Canada,” explained Buchanan.

Both agree the response has been outstanding.

“The venues we’ve played so far never heard the show and didn’t know anything about it, but they took a risk and said, ‘We’ll do it,’” said Gaffney.

Since then, most venues have booked already for next year seeking multiple nights.

The name of the group was changed slightly to the Señoritas; in Mexico the show is called the Crazy Bitches and has been going on for the last seven years.

As for the entertainment, the impersonators knew how to get the crowd laughing and involved.

Miss Diva Divine, the Queen of Comedy, kept folks laughing between acts as the hostess; Cher is interpreted by Miss Angie Star, Tina Turner is interpreted by Miss Mauri, Britney Spears and Shakira are impersonated by Miss Dany Sodi

The Canadian tour was busy with 10 shows over two weeks in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Gaffney says he’s excited for what’s to come at next year’s show.

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Attendees of the The Crazy Señoritas drag show Aug. 2 at the Ponoka Golf Club have some fun during the event. Here Cher, interpreted by Miss Angie Star, gets close and personal with Todd Reed. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Golf Club pro, Rob MacPherson, gets special treatment from Miss Diva Divine, the Queen of Comedy.

Folks were able to enjoy a few special photos during the The Crazy Señoritas drag show Aug. 2 at the Ponoka Golf Course. Here one attendee gets his photo taken while a female impersonator plays the part of Whitney Houston. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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