Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who is Varla Jean Merman?

"Just a busy gal on the go", is how chanteuse Varla Jean Merman describes herself. Preparing for the opening of her latest stage production, "Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads" tonight in New Orleans, Varla is a very busy gal indeed. With a tour schedule that would make even Cher say "are you nuts?", this glamazon kitten with a whip has been entertaining the masses coast to coast for the past decade.

The creation of New Orleans native Jeffery Roberson, Varla is more than a just your friendly neighborhood drag queen. A classically trained singer, she's a little Ann-Margaret, a little Girl Next Door, a little bit Prozac, with just a dash of Eli Manning for flavor. She's more than just a stage character, she's a real person. I know she is, because only real people can have blogs.

Here's a sample of Varla's amazing fabulosity in her version of Cher's 70's hit "Dark Lady" .

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