I have it on good authority (very good authority) that Miss Penny Tration, also a contributor to this blog, will be leaving Adonis as show director and Monica St. James will be taking over in the future.
I’m pretty sure that Penny was a major component is the success of Adonis. I remember when the club opened (under the management of a former Carol’s Manager, then a former Dock manager, then…) and Jessica Dimon was director. That separation ended very poorly — the fact that the next director was named “Penny” was amusing. I think Miss Tration brought a certain class and respectability to the club that we were all sure no one would go to based on sheer geography. I know there have been many times I would travel to Adonis just to see her.
Word is that she will have a few more shows as director, host Pride, and then she will no longer be the mainstay at Adonis that she always has been. 😦 It’s very sad for all of us, but word is that the break is peaceable and good feelings are had by all involved…. so maybe we’ll see her back for a few guest shows? And, of course, I know I look forward to seeing her around town in her many, many, many endeavors.
Darling Penny, you will be missed; I hope you know how much we all love you. For all of you fabulous folks who read my blog, please take a moment and leave a little message in the comments telling her how much you love her… tell us a story of how you came to see her for the first time, why you love her shows, etc. etc. etc.
On a related note, make sure you check out Penny Tration’s “Private” Party tonight at Annie’s, right down the street from Adonis. I can’t say this enough OPEN BAR FROM 10pm-11pm. That should be enough to get the gays in the door. I know it’s enough for me!
UPDATE: CONFIRMED! That didn’t take long. Monica St. James, on my facebook announcement about this, had this to say: “As sad as it is , we will miss her. I am now the new show dirrector and MC I hope you all still come and have a wonderful time as always.” *Sniff*Sniff* Monica, darling, you have huge shoes to fill, but I’ve seen your heels… and they terrify me. I have no doubt you’ll do fabulously. Good luck, goddess bless, and don’t forget the extra eyelash glue.