Expand your mind. Open your heart. Transform the world.
Drag Story Hour
Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with shiny shimmery decor, a pian...
December 9, 2023 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Step into “Veranda’s living room”—complete with shiny shimmery decor, a piano, pillows, stuffed animals, lots of purple, and of course, the Christmas Story leg lamp. From her throne, Veranda L’Ni, Cleveland’s tallest drag entertainer, reads a selection of stories to the group and leads sing-alongs that share messages of love and inclusivity. Plus, there is usually dancing and glitter and crafting!
We create a welcoming environment where aspiring readers can celebrate diversity and inclusion, and break the stigma around harmful gender stereotypes through exposure to self-proclaimed LGBTQ+ role models.
This program is ideal for ages 3 to 8 and their family, and lasts about one hour.
Registration is now open!
Saturday, December 09, 2023
from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donations of all sizes create artistic opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults each year.
Become a Volunteer
Near West Theatre was founded on volunteer support, and it sustains us to this day. Discover the ways to get involved.
Every show, every program, every event is made possible by donors like you. Monthly gifts make a sustaining impact!
Our journey started with a big vision and a small seed. Over 43 years later, that vision has transformed thousands of lives and a near west side community.
1 of 22