A John Waters Christmas (POSTPONED to Feb. 3)

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A John Waters Christmas (POSTPONED to Feb. 3)

December 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Type: Performance

This Event:
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

NOTICE: John Waters Christmas Show has been postponed due to the Winter Storm Warning and severe weather conditions forecast for the Madison area. This is a postponement, not a cancellation. The new date for the show is Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm.

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Get ready for Valentine’s Day,
with a Date with John Waters

Tickets purchased for tomorrow’s (Dec. 15th) show are good for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, your tickets will be refunded.

Please check our website (www.barrymorelive.com) or call us at (608) 241-8633 for more information and updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you at the rescheduled show on February 3rd. Thanks.

The Barrymore


Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) once again rides into town on his sleigh full of smut, spreading yuletide cheer with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”. Putting the X in Xmas, Waters’ rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes, as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true crime holiday horror stories.

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas. Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.

The cult classic, Baltimore-born filmmaker began his Hollywood success with now Broadway classic, Hairspray in 1988. Claiming his playful nicknames “Pope of Trash” and “Prince of Puke,” he maintains his image through his filmmaking and his personal presentation. Regarded as a shocking entertainer, John Waters carefully chooses his material and exploits it through a dirty lens. “It’s my obsession with Christmas: what I want for Christmas, what you should want, how to handle every holiday disaster,” Waters says. His rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes the traditional holiday rituals and traditions as he shares his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of real life holiday horror stories. Delving into his passion for lunatic exploitation Christmas movies and the unhealthy urge to remake all his own films into seasonal children’s classics, “The Pope of Trash” will give you a Joyeaux Noel like no other.


December 16, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Barrymore Theater
(608) 241-8864


Barrymore Theater
2090 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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