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This show closed on December 12, 2019

About Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce

Genre-defying drag artist and MacArthur “genius” Taylor Mac returns to the Kennedy Center. Exploring Christmas as calamity, "Holiday Sauce" upends yuletide traditions as you celebrate the season in all of its dysfunction with your chosen family. Joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray, and a band of eight, Mac reframes the songs you love and the holidays you hate into “a present from the island of misfit toys.”

Just announced! The award winning co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered" Ari Shapiro joins the show! A man of many talents, Ari is a frequent guest singer with the "little orchestra" Pink Martini and has performed in many of the world's most storied venues.

Please be advised: This production uses theatrical haze and includes mature content and nudity.

Run Time

2hr 0min (No Intermission)

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Recommended for ages 18 and up. Contains mature content and nudity.

Imagine a Christmas tree ornament made by Picasso on an absinthe bender.
LA Times
[Reminds us] there's more to the holidays than the rampant acquisitiveness that only adds more layers to the landfill.
LA Times
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce will cure your Christmas blues.
San Francisco Chronicle

Opera House at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566

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