We’re excited to share with you this new musical. As we go through the process of bringing it to the stage, we’re going to be sharing with you photos, interviews - everything we can to help share the experience with you.

Donnie, the producer and playwright for Darcelle: That’s No Lady was interviewed by Pat Boyle/KXL Radio take a listen!

THE OREGONIAN had a wonderful article about the musical!

Darcelle’s story is becoming a musical, with a score by the likes of Storm Large, Tom Grant and Quarterflash

By Lee Williams | For The Oregonian/OregonLive | Posted June 12, 2019 at 07:00 AM | Updated June 12, 2019 at 12:34 PM


FROM PODBEAN WEBSITE (explanation of interview) This week Art and Susan welcome Walter Cole/Darcelle XV! With the help of our friend and Portland luminary Helen Raptis from KATU, we were excited to interview the legendary Darcelle XV, the Oldest Working Drag Queen in the World. Darcelle has been a Portland icon for over 50 years and is being honored with a musical (That's No Lady) opening Sep 19 at PSU's Lincoln Hall, featuring music by Storm Large, Tom Grant, and Marv and Rindy Ross among others. She is also the subject of a book entitiled Darcelle - Looking From My Mirror with a forward by Matt Groenig also scheduled for a Sep 19 release. What a fascinating life. Wonderful stories and such a kind heart, Darcelle has supported the LGBTQ community for decades, speaking in schools about tolerance and staying true to yourself. This was an amazing hour and we feel honored to have had this chance. And we feel super grateful that Helen was willing to join us for this memorable interview. Please enjoy this episode and subscribe!

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

By Rebecca Jacobson 8/27/2019 at 3:09pm Published in the September 2019 issue of Portland Monthly

On Thursday, September 19th, Wesleigh Ogle, KATU News interviewed both Walter W Cole/Darcelle and Donnie the playwright/producer at his home opening day of the musical. Here’s her interview.

Lizzy Acker | The Oregonian/OregonLive followed Walter W Cole around for a couple days. Here is the article and the video link.