Thorgy Thor Brings Plenty of Christmas Cheer – and Drag Artistry – to the Queen CityDec 22, 2021
By Perry Tannenbaum, CVNC--
The first thing to know about Thorgy Thor, a distinguished alum from the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, is that she is outrageous. If political correctness is your passion, then the next thing to know is that I've chosen her pronouns after consulting the program for the world premiere of A Very Thorgy Christmas, performed with the Charlotte Symphony and resident conductor Christopher James Lees. The Wikipedia entry for Thorgy, née Shane Galligan, is a tossed salad of pronouns that doesn't conclusively settle the question. Headlining a Christmas show with a full symphony orchestra, Thorgy proved to have multiple talents. Not only did she serve as a guest violin soloist on three Christmas songs, she performed a standup monologue, screened a self-produced takeoff on an NPR podcast, presided like a gameshow host over a farcical giftwrap contest between four CSO musicians, sang an autobiographical rewrite of "The 12 Days of Christmas," and interviewed Lees a la late-night TV.