One-Man Show Debuts at Wheeler Opera House on January 17

Aspen Gay Ski Week, the nation’s largest and oldest gay ski event, announces that  legendary film director, John Waters, will be performing a one-man “vaudeville” act celebrating his career and obsessions on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Wheeler Opera House (320 East Hyman Avenue).  The show begins at 7:00 p.m.

“Known for his cult classics Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, John Waters’ one-man show will focus on his early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, physical transformation through fashion, and the extremes of the contemporary art world,” said Todd Heimel, board president of Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.

Reserved seating tickets for this show are $48, which includes a $3 contribution to the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund. Special limited seats at $100 include a meet and greet with Waters.

Proceeds from the 36th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week, an event from Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, will benefit GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), the Trevor Project, the Point Foundation, and the local program TEACH (Teachers Empowering Agents of Change), the Western Colorado AIDS Project, the Gender Identity Center of Colorado, as well as local schools of the Roaring Fork Valley.

“There is something for everyone at Aspen Gay Ski Week, even for the non-skier—from nightly parties to the downhill costume contest,” said Heimel.  “Aspen offers visitors world renowned restaurants, indulgent spas and first class shopping. We are pulling out all the stops for 2013, continuing to be the premiere GLBT winter travel event.”

To learn more about Aspen Gay Ski Week and to purchase event passes, www.gayskiweek.com