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JOY TO THE WORLD! The inimitable DINA MARTINA will be blanketing Portland in holiday cheer as she takes her astoundingly hilarious Christmas Show on a multi-city tour for the first time EVER! Come see why she’s been dubbed The Second Lady of Entertainment, whose shows are absolutely packed with ludicrous song stylings, unfortunate dance, overburdened costumes and side-splitting stories.
“Freaking incredible. Like an acid trip, words fail to capture her essence.” – The Stranger
“Comic genius. I've never seen anything as brilliant or as funny as Dina.” – The Atlantic
“The most original drag performer working in America today.” – Michael Musto
“Divinely funny! Amazing!” – Time Out London
“Dina Martina goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art.” – John Waters
For 30 years, DINA MARTINA has packed venues throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., leaving a wake of slack-jawed fans touting her as “alarmingly funny”, “freaking incredible”, and “as graceful as a Coke machine moving about on a hand truck”. Dina Martina has shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett. Martina has won The Stranger's Genius Award for Theater and two Seattle Times Footlight Awards. In addition, she has received nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater. She did not win those.
It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy she brings to the stage, but what a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.