Photo by Billy Hicks

Photo by Billy Hicks

Wonders & Delights

    The Sundae Best Variety Show is a fully immersive nightlife event that unites performance communities of all stripes and colors, with an emphasis on the bizarre & unusual. Our show features drag, burlesque, stand up, pole dance, magic, sketch comedy, and other assorted live oddities. If it’s legal in the state of Pennsylvania, you’ll see it at Sundae Best. The troupe's original variety show open sign-up competition began in 2015 - an event they still regularly tour to a wide variety of venues, including bars, breweries, cinemas, and regional theatres. 

    Sundae Best is the brainchild of drag performers Felicia O'Toole (Michael Tschop) & Maxwell Treats (Hanniel Sindelar). A misshapen mash-up of vintage sideshow & post-modern performance art, Sundae Best harkens to the past while constantly looking towards an all-inclusive future.

Each month we unite performers from all ends of the spectrum by staging an irreverent and hilarious variety show competition, where the audience chooses a winner and anything goes. By utilizing a different theme each month, we present an all-encompassing world that draws the viewer in immediately through games, interactive sets, and outrageous costumes.  

At Sundae Best, everyone is welcome to take part in the show. Prizes are awarded to our audience favorite, as well as many audience members throughout the night for participation in various activities. Our aim is to create a live playground that continually blurs the line between audience and performer, or viewer and participant. You'll have to see it to believe it.