Local theatre VIP celebrates birthday with RVA Leading Ladies showcase
Local director, actor, and all-around character, Billy Christopher Maupin (affectionately “BC”) plans to ring in his 35th birthday in style with My Favorite Richmond Leading Ladies.
On September 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Firehouse Theatre, leading ladies Andrea Rivette, Audra Honaker, Audrey Snyder, Carolyn Meade, Debra Wagoner, Desiree Roots, Ellie Wilson, Jacqueline O’Connor, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Lanaya Van Driesen, Nancy McMahon, Psalm Swarr, Robyn O’Neill, and Susan Sanford will be serenading BC and performing some of their signature songs with musical direction by cabaret artist Starlet Knight.
Rumor has it that the birthday boy himself may sing a song or two.
BC says of his 35th birthday, “it feels monumental,” and admits that maybe he’s having “a mid-life crisis.” He doesn’t “feel 35.” When asked, he says “I feel 27.”
It was during BC’s 27th year that his career started to take off in Richmond.
I suspect that his 35th year will be memorable as well.
BC will be appearing in Godspell at St. John’s Theatre in November. He’s also working with K Dance on several projects including a collaboration in January with the Weinstein JCC on a retrospective of K-Dance’s short plays, and working on his own cabaret at Richmond Triangle Players slated for sometime next spring.
Tickets for the star-studded event are $15 and the proceeds benefit the Richmond Theatre Artists Fund.
The Fund assists members of the Richmond theatre community during times of extreme need. BC is pleased to support the Fund and says, “as theatre artists, we spend a lot of time and volunteer hours working on our craft. Sometimes when unforeseen circumstances come around it is nice to have a helping hand so that we can continue to contribute to the community.”
All the performers are generously volunteering their time for this grand birthday celebration.
In addition to the support of the community for this worthy cause, what will BC wish for when he blows out the birthday candles?
Simply put, “success!”
Julie Harthill Clayton is an out and proud bisexual with a passion for reading, writing . . . and NOT arithmetic. Her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Internet Review of Books, Curve Magazine, Lambda Literary and more. She is working on her first novel - Two Tickets to Freedom - a semi-autobiographical queer coming-of-age tale. A paralegal by day, Julie spends her free time knitting, writing, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She lives in Richmond with her partner, local artist David Turner, and their mischievous and loving hunting dog, Max.
Between working too hard, looking for the right guy, and finding yourself, sometimes you sing to keep from crying.Billy Christopher Maupin didn’t actually say this to me, but it’s just below the surface. He’s bringing his one-night-only cabaret I Was Here to Triangle Players to surround himself with his community. Because we need an evening of [...]March 10, 2017
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