About the show


Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour's first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a poof of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of your eyes (to name just a few). But the real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths, sparking fresh analysis of gender, fame, family, and the importance of dreaming big and living life over-the-top. 

Director: Sasha Velour

Smoke & Mirrors is created and directed by Sasha Velour, produced by House of Velour in association with Right Angle Entertainment, and is booked and arranged by WME, where Velour is represented in all areas.



official trailer & Teaser


Smoke and mirrors



San Antonio, Texas | Oct 21

AUSTIN, Texas | Oct 22

dallas, Texas | Oct 23

columbus, ohio | Oct 27

pittsburgh, pa | Oct 29

royal oak, mi | Oct 30

madison, wi | nov 1

chicago, il | nov 3

kansas city, mo | nov 6

nashville, tn | nov 7

durham, nc | nov 8

washington d.c. | nov 11 | Tickets

philadelphia, pa | nov 12 | Tickets

norfolk, va | nov 14 | Tickets

asbury park, nj | nov 15 | Tickets

boston, ma | nov 16 | Tickets

toronto - canada | nov 18 | Tickets | FINAL SEATS

toronto - canada | nov 19 | Tickets | FINAL SEATS

ottawa - canada | nov 20 | Tickets | FINAL SEATS

winnipeg - canada | nov 22 | Tickets

edmonton - canada | nov 24 | SOLD OUT! | Tickets

vancouver - canada | nov 26 | Tickets

seattle, wa | nov 29 | Tickets

san francisco, ca | nov 30 | SOLD OUT! | Tickets

Any theatre wishing to bring Smoke & Mirrors to their city should contact

Amy Lynch at William Morris Entertainment


Smoke and Mirrors

European Tour 2020 

Smoke and Mirrors will tour Europe in Spring 2020.

dates released soon.


Praise for Smoke & Mirrors

“[An] inventive, surprisingly openhearted show…Expressionist performance-art illustration.”

“The intensely personal PRODUCTION shows what a top-of-her-game queen Velour really is, both as an artist and as a storyteller.”
- Paper Magazine

"'Smoke & Mirrors' is a spellbinding tour de force."
- Forbes

“[Smoke & Mirrors] sees Velour taking her performance art to the next level.”
- Billboard

“Velour is a genre unto herself.”
- The Theater Times

“‘Smoke & Mirrors’ takes the traditional drag show, if there is such a thing, and fragments and distorts it in a funhouse mirror, to surprising and beguiling effect.” 
- The Columbus DIspatch

“The drag icon is constantly reinventing herself, and it's our privilege to watch her do it.”

“At the heart of [Smoke & Mirrors], is a queen using her drag, artistry, and platform to pull back the curtain and bare her soul.”
- The Austin Chronicle

“Velour has pulled out all the stops.”
- San Antonio Current

"[Velour’s] most spectacular stage gambit yet."
- Time Out New York

"A blend of music, magic tricks and runway-worthy looks."
- V Magazine

“[Smoke & Mirrors] is a spectacular display of chaotic, Celine Dion-fueled fantasy... a kind of vivid dream.”
- Mashable

“Prepare to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ in amazement for a show like no other.”
- Time Out London

- Access

"“Smoke & Mirrors” is a big, glittery spectacle, befitting a queen of her stature, but it’s also, in many ways, art in hyperfocus."
- Bedford + Bowery

"Velour is one of the great theatre-makers of our time."
- CultureBot