Hamline’s kings and queens perform

Spectrum held their Annual Amatuer Cabaret last Friday.

Utica performs Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.”

Tim Schnell, Photo Editor

Utica performs Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.”

Shelby St. Pierre, Copy Editor

Performances by Hamline’s very own kings and queens soared on the stage in Bush Ballroom last Friday night during the Annual Amatuer  Cabaret held by Spectrum. Friday also happened to be Transgender Day of Visibility; a round of applause was given to recognize that.

The line-up for the night started off with first-year Delaney Pederson who performed Panic! At The Disco’s “Emperor’s New Clothes” as Lance Bonaparte. Then first-year Ann Leimbach performed standup, first-year Aaron Buergi performed RuPaul’s “The Realness” as Erin Boujee, first-year Damaris Lopez-Carrasco performed Blondie’s “Dreaming” as Sunshine Murder Child, sophomore Katie Peterson performed Lady Gaga’s “MANiCURE” as Ester Griffin, first-year Sean Whalen performed Awolnation’s “Hollow Moon” as Peter Panini and with a final performance by senior Ethan Mundt performed Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” as Utica.

“I started my drag career because of the safe space offered at Hamline University,” Mundt said. “If  it wasn’t for the accepting individuals in the open environment I wouldn’t be able to express myself the way that I can today.”

Mundt performs drag professionally at Lush in Minneapolis.

“I have been doing drag for about four years now and it all started at the Amatuer Drag contest my first year in 2014,” Mundt said. “The Hamline community has supported me through thick and thin, and for that I thank you.”