Drag Queen Gets to Read Dr Seuss’s 'Green Eggs And Ham' To Kids After All

Drag Queen Reads Dr Seuss’s 'Green Eggs And Ham' To Kids

Martha Graham Cracker, the alter-ego of theater artist Dito Van Reigersberg and lead singer at the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret in Philadelphia, was originally invited to take part in National Read Across America Day by reading to children in New Jersey. The invitation was then “retracted after officials deemed her act ‘inappropriate.’” But that’s not the end of the story.

Support poured in for the artist after the original story broke and resulted in an invitation for Martha Graham Cracker to read Dr Seuss’s 'Green Eggs And Ham' to kids and parents at Philadelphia’s Christ Church Neighborhood House.

NBC10 Philadelphia spoke with Deborah Block, a parent who was at Sunday's performance. "It's a wonderful way of honoring Dr. Seuss. Martha Graham Cracker is the embodiment of the Dr. Seuss 'wonder of the world.' It's beautiful."

How did you celebrate Dr Seuss’s birthday? I’ll bet there weren’t any drag queens involved…

Here’s her bluesy reading

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine March 6, 2013 - 9:11am

The message here is, How do you know you don't like it until you try it?

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twinkletoes3106 from San Diego, CA is reading Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen March 6, 2013 - 3:20pm

This is brilliant! Love her rendition.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 8, 2013 - 5:52am

I still hate you Theodor Geisel.