Angel Wings        
Comedy Central star returns to Omaha        
November 2006        


I attended the performance of Jade Esteban Estrada's ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 2 at Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha on the evening of October 22.  Since I was privileged to see his Omaha premiere of ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1 a few months ago, I knew I would be in for a rich treat, and I was not one bit disappointed!  During this one-hour show, beginning with his impersonation of Alexander the Great and continuing on nonstop until he performs as Mark Bingham (a Flight 93 victim on September 11, 2001), Estrada's performances are simply mesmerizing!  He truly becomes the six characters that he portrays in the show. His choices of gay icons are amazing. They represent both genders and completely different characters at different times in the history of the world, and that's one of the things that made the show so satisfying for the audience.  He has performed ICONS Vol. 1 a total of 218 times!
Estrada brings great knowledge of each of the characters he depicts and with that knowledge; he brings great passion and sensitivity to each one. He comes onto the stage dressed in black, but behind the black he is wearing a beautiful costume reminiscent of Alexander the Great. From the time he enters until the curtain call, Jade never leaves the stage. He changes costumes right on stage and is delivering monologue the entire time he is changing into the next costume!  It is simply amazing.


Jade Esteban Estrada as Oscar Wilde in ICONS Vol. 1


It was announced that Estrada has debuted his newest show, ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 3 and plans to return to Omaha in the fall of 2007 with the latest version.  It was very much worth my time and energy to see Mr. Estrada perform --- he will make you laugh, listen, cringe and cry.  He has a very good singing voice and is a member of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio Choir.
Plan now to attend ICONS Volume 3 next year  you will never regret seeing this incredible talent perform a very unusual, creative and energetic show!



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