Big Bad Success!

Thank you to all who came out to the Big Bad Funtime Bash on February 15th. It was, without a doubt, our biggest and baddest fundraiser yet. Scroll through the photos by our good friend Johanna Austin, austinart.org, to see for yourself what it was like.

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event happen, to our host committee, to all the vendors who donated their wares to our silent auction, and of course to the incredible performers who absolutely crushed it!

If you were with us that night, you know we made an exciting announcement. We will present our newest show, SPEECH, this fall at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! SPEECH is “a poisonous love letter to cancel culture.” In a time when even President Obama is calling people out for calling people out, Lightning Rod Special is raring to tackle our next hot topic.

We’ve got a couple other tricks up our sleeve, but you’ll have to keep waiting for those….

With gratitude, mirth, and a healthy dose of mystery,

Alice, Scott, Mason, Katie, Jenn, Oona, Rebecca, and Alex

The Big Bad Funtime Bash!

Lightning Rod Special’s annual benefit cabaret, the Big Bad Funtime Bash, is back and badder than ever!

Join us on Saturday, February 15th as we raise our glasses to a triumphant 2019 and an ambitious 2020. Win big, bad funtime prizes. Bask in unusual and uncanny performances. Sumptous food, wet drinks, rigged raffles, and emboldened dancing await you… Doors open at 6pm. Performances start promptly at 7pm. Cabaret, raffles, and auction will all wrap by 9pm. Dancing and drinking will continue into the night.

General admission tickets: $30 

VIP tickets: $50 reserved seating/$100 table seating and pre-show champagne reception!

The Big Bad Funtime Bash is one of our favorite events all year long. It’s our chance to connect with YOU, our supporters and our friends, in celebration of where we’ve been and where we’re going. (It’s your chance to win incredible prizes from Philly restaurants, spas, and local boutiques. I mean, come on!)

Performers and prizes will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram, so make sure you’re following us there.

In the meantime, get your tickets today!

Jenn Kidwell raises a hand to the crowd at last year's Big Bad Funtime Bash while the audience looks on laughing.