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SWFL Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride opens at The Laboratory Theater of Florida June 7th!

FORT MYERS, FL (May 13, 2019) – Keeping with the tradition of bringing fresh and edgy theater to the southwest Florida area, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is proud to announce the southwest Florida Premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride.


If you loved Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror and Hush Up Sweet Charlotte you aren’t going to want to miss The Legend of Georgia McBride. In this southwest Florida premiere, a young Elvis impersonator, barely eking out a living, finds out his wife is pregnant. To make matters even more challenging, he gets fired from the run-down Florida bar where he’s been working…but, in true storybook fashion, one night, he is transformed by some unlikely new friends and then rehired as a lip-synching drag queen.


The cast: Steven Michael Kennedy as Casey, Imani Lee Williams as Jo, Clayton W. Brown as Miss Tracy Mills, TJ Albertson as Rexy/Jason, and Keith Gahagan as Eddie.


The Legend of Georgia McBride is a show-stopping, hilariously outrageous comedy about discovering your true voice, replete with music and sparkly costumes galore.


“Full of sass and good spirits…there’s as much richly catty humor as in a full season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race…’” – NY Times


Director Brett Marston says, “ When young Casey loses his job  as an Elvis impersonator, life hands him a rare and unique performance opportunity when a drunken drag queen collapses before her show. Forced with the reality that the show must go on, Casey is quickly coached by seasoned drag performer Miss Tracy Mills to zip it and tuck it…’you are woman now…PUT ON THAT DRESS!’ What ensues is an exotic, erotic, chaotic, hypnotic, and melodic drag spectacular filled with tons of glitz and glamour. The Legend of Georgia McBride  is a delightful and dazzling show filled with humor, warmth and love. It’s a story about how we discover who we truly are and the struggles that often occur as we navigate that journey.”


Lab Artistic Director Annette Trossbach says, “It’s a showstopper with heart, sass, and sequins. Delightful, modern characters in a fairytale situation plus all the glamour, cattiness, and deep friendship of showbiz.”


The Legend of Georgia Mcbride is generously supported by Downtown House of Pizza.

“Stitch-in-your-side funny…full of sass and good spirits.” —NY Times.

We have new seating. Rows A, B, and C are on the floor. Rows D and above are on risers.

The Legend of Georgia McBride runs from June 7th – 30th at the Laboratory Theater of Florida.


Performance dates:

June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8pm

June 16, 23, 30 at 2pm

Special Events:

June 8 at 7 pm             Teens meet and greet with the cast over pizza and a free ticket to the show                          (reservations required)

Tickets are available to purchase on or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase a 2018-2019 Season Pass.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.