Melissa St. John & Friends to Take the Stage at the Lake Worth Playhouse

Melissa St. John. Photo via X (formerly Twitter).

It’s going to be an evening of high-energy music, dazzling fashion and the spectacle only drag performers are capable of delivering when OutSFL presents RUBY ROYALE: A Tribute to Melissa St. John’s 40 Years of Drag Excellence & Community Service on Feb. 17 at the Lake Worth Playhouse in the LGBTQ+ sanctuary city of Lake Worth Beach. Show time is 8 p.m.

Award-winning drag artist Melissa St. John, often referred to as the First Lady of the Palm Beaches, has long been lauded for her ability to bring audiences to their feet during her performances. During her tribute show, St. John will be joined on stage by drag superstars and former Miss Florida F.I. Pageant winners Tiffany Arieagus, Velvet Lenore and Erika Norell as well as fan favorites Lupita Hollywood and Big Mama.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Melissa St. John LGBTQ+ College Student Scholarship fund established through OutSFL. St. John was recently recognized by OutSFL in their 2023 Your Choice Awards where St. John was voted the Palm Beaches Best Drag Performer, Best Entertainer and Best Artist.

As a community leader, St. John has championed LGBTQ and civil rights, anti-violence initiatives, marriage equality and was the Palm Beach County Coordinator for the 2023 Drag Queen March in Tallahassee. She has also lent her talents to a multitude of other community fundraisers over the last four decades. Perhaps most importantly, are her efforts to raise funds in support of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, including serving as a founding member of Mother’s Cupboard.

Tickets for RUBY ROYALE: A Tribute to Melissa St. John’s 40 Years of Drag Excellence & Community Service are $55 for preferred seating and $30 for general admission and are available by visiting or by calling the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 561-586-6410.


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