Everyone’s favorite Tupperware Lady brings her wit, charm, and sass to Bass Hall April 11-14. Courtesy Dixie Longate

Those of us who grew up down here are pretty familiar with the concept of Tupperware parties. Avon, Herbalife, and Mary Kay Cosmetics, the godmother of all product peddlers, are among the home-based businesses that cropped up in the 1950s and ’60s with products that appealed to Southern ladies looking for a way to make money “outside the home” by inviting friends, family, and neighbors to parties. Hell, you still see pink Cadillacs on the roads to this day! Laugh all you want, but these concepts were quite liberating for women back then.

One “Tupperware Lady” in particular is laughing all the way to the stage. Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, 817-212-4280), is bringing the sensational off-Broadway show Dixie’s Tupperware Party to McDavid Studio for a limited, five-show engagement Thu-Sun, Apr 11-14, as a special addition to the hall’s Popular Entertainment Series lineup.

Yes, you can buy Tupperware from Dixie! Courtesy

As the “fast-talking, gum-chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century,” Dixie Longate tells funny stories, imparts homespun wisdom, and demands audience participation. Part drag, part variety show, and all fun, Dixie’s Tupperware Party “leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher.”


According to her somewhat facetious backstory, she began selling Tupperware as part of her parole conditions in 2001 and became one of the country’s top sellers within a few years. Friends told her she should turn her living room parties into a theatrical show, and she did just that starting in 2007.

During the pandemic, Dixie started streaming her show “while refilling her breakfast vodka as she was trying to homeschool her kids.” This experiment resulted in the 26-city tour Dixie’s Happy Hour in early 2021. Now she’s back doing a tour of Dixie’s Tupperware Party. Lucky us! For her future adventures, follow Dixie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Farmers Only dating app.

Tickets are $55 at, but you can also order by phone. Call the box office at 817-212-4280 8am-5pm Mon-Fri or 10am-4pm Sat. For group sales discounts, visit

And if you’re wondering, you can actually buy Tupperware products from Dixie. See more at You can even make your grandmother proud and host a party.

Read about more Delicious Spring Events in Night & Day.

To this day, you can still purchase the Vintage Servalier® 5-Piece Bowl Set, which was a staple in many Southern homes in the 1970s.
Courtesy Tupperware