Windsor Symphony to share stage with drag performer

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra will break new ground this weekend.

The symphony orchestra will perform concerts Saturday night and Sunday afternoon with performer Randy Roberts, who will be the first in WSO history to perform with a musician female imitators.

“Randy Roberts is a talented singer and entertainer. He does a great job of emulating Carol Channing, Cher, et cetera,” said WSO Music Director Robert Franz. “You don’t want to miss him.”

Roberts lives in Key West, Florida and has been performing for over 20 years.

Roberts paid tribute to a number of other women, including Bette Midler, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Phyllis Diller, and more. Roberts also incorporated the character into his performance.

Roberts has also worked as an actor, director, producer, songwriter and audio technician. His appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” helped attract a more mainstream audience.

According to his official website, Roberts has previously starred in the ABC soap opera “Once Upon a Time” and the 2012 indie film “Any Day Now” starring Alan Cumming.

Following Saturday night’s performance, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra will begin its first curtain call. Franz and Roberts will hold an informal chat where Roberts will discuss his creative process, show preparation techniques and other topics. Viewers will be able to ask questions.

As of Friday night, tickets for both shows are on sale at 7:30pm Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday.Tickets range from $17 to $66 and are available at the Capitol Theater Box Office or Official Symphony website.

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