Joey for Tweedle Dee
First off, I want to say how thrilled I am to be nominated as one of the “Tweedles” for the Mad Hatters Ball! This is an exciting time for me, to represent myself as Joey Stantos the actor, singer and attempted dancer, and to bring my sparkly Drag Queen persona Miss JJ Adonis along for the ride! A Queen running for a spot on the beloved Mad Hatters Court, my how far we have come!
I cannot express how thankful I am for the opportunities I've had to perform, direct, sing and act through out the Illinois Valley. Thanks to Stage 212, Engle Lane Theatre, and River Valley Players, I’ve spent most of my life on stage. I consider the stage my second home and value each and every person I have worked with. I feel blessed to know each and everyone one of you, my theatre family!
I have lived me entire life in the Illinois Valley, with the exception of a few years residing in Orlando Florida. I have seen so many changes in our communities, and I could not be more proud to call the Illinois Valley my home! I believe diversity is not only accepted here but it's encouraged.
Thankfully Miss JJ has had the opportunity to perform many times over the years. All the way from our local theatres to our “finest” Illinois Valley pubs ! When the horrific shootings happened back in June 2016 at Pulse, it not only hit home, it broke my heart to see hate fuel such violence. I had to do something; so taking what I do best, I gathered my drag queen squad to put on a benefit Drag show! We were able to raise money for the victims and their families. It was an amazing feeling to help by simply doing what I love. So during these uncertain times, I hope I have kept you entertained with Miss JJ on Facebook, my goal is always to make you smile with the Brightness and glitter Miss JJ brings! Even in the middle of a pandemic!
With that said, I am more than pumped to be raising some money for the NCI ARTworks; a cause I can definitely get behind! As the arts simply are my life! So vote for me, and thank you to all of you and your support of NCI ARTworks!
And in the words of the great Rupaul “Gentlemen, start your engines..... and may the best woman ... win !” ️
One dollar donated equals one vote. Candidates may also accept cash or checks.
We invite you to attend the Propeller Beanie Coronation! The selection is based on which of the five candidates has the most votes by Thursday, November 19th at midnight. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum will be announced at 4th Annual The Mad Hatter Ball, Virtual Edition, on the evening of November 20th.
(All of these candidates are "arts royalty" in our minds.)