Long Center for the Performing Arts - Mars Theatre
111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN 47901
Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Performance starts at 8:00 PM
Your ticket guarantees your seat until 7:50pm; afterward, any unclaimed seats will then be released to non-ticket holders.
Tickets are now available (you must sign-in or create a Purdue ticketmaster account).
Use promo code 'SASHA' for tickets; maximum 4 per person.
'WILL CALL' Tickets: Must be picked up in person at
1) the Loeb Playhouse Box Office in the Stewart Center lobby at Purdue University before 6:00PM on September 18th
2) the Long Center Box Office at 7:00PM on September 18th.
For more information, please see our website.
Sponsors: LGBTQ Center, Honors College, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Purdue University Galleries, Creative Writing, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Agriculture, Brian Lamb School of Communications, Delta Lambda Phi
Please note the Long Center is a historic venue. There is no elevator to the balcony level.
Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour's first one-queen show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a poof of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of your eyes (to name just a few). But the real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths, sparking fresh analysis of gender, fame, family, and the importance of dreaming big and living life over-the-top.
Featuring the music of Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Sia, Nina Simone, Le Tigre and more. Video created by Sasha Velour. Costumes designed by long-time collaborator Diego Montoya.
The show toured Australia and New Zealand with In The Dark Events in January 2019 to rave reviews. It debuted in the U.S. for the first time in March 2019 at New York Live Arts, played The Ace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles in May, and made its UK debut with two sold-out engagements at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London this August.