The 2021 Pride Follies was anything but a run-of-the-mill variety show. 

Styled after the iconic Ed Sullivan Show, the May 22 kickoff event to Key West Pride (June 2-6) at Key West Theater celebrated the island’s talented residents — and the return of live events after more than a year of COVID.

The twice-canceled show, presented by the Key West Business Guild, returned with a colorful and irreverent vengeance featuring song, dance, acrobatics, comedy and yes, drag queens.

“The variety show is infamous for having the best of our local performing arts community (and some I hope aren’t giving up their day jobs!)” said Greg Tromba of the event. “Don’t get me wrong, Key Westers love to attend professional performances, but also can’t resist a bit of humor and camp to mix it up a bit.”

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