Pricilla Queen of the Desert – Pantages Theater – May 29, 2013

This great Australian musical is a wild romp.  This phenomenon called Pricilla Queen of the Desert is guaranteed to blow your hair back, and make you believe that everyone should be wearing rhinestones and sequins. It’s filled with guts and glamour, the kind that is very organic and heartfelt. I remember the movie very well; it was filled with “ahead of its time” subject matter. Young, old, gay, straight and any color, this show has no boundaries, everyone with a sense of humor will be onboard the bus. Pricilla Queen of the desert bus that is. So sit back and enjoy this carnival like a trip through the glorious theater. You will leave higher then a space ship, happy, wondrous and above all so glad that this spectacle is something you witnessed first hand.

This fantastic adaptation follows the 1994 film directed by Stephan Elliott. Quite a funny premise, two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the Australian desert. An inspired road trip of a lifetime, traveling onboard a battered old bus named Pricilla, Queen of the Desert. They are searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback; they end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. It’s a great story of standing up for your friends and being true to yourself.

The show also features 3 Diva’s, who pop out of the proscenium ceiling, and are sometimes like floating mermaids. Their voices are strong, sharp, and they add a whole other complexity to this extraordinary array of talent.

This show has broken box office records in Australia, New Zealand, England and Canada, is taking America by storm! An international hit with over 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Award-winning costumes; featuring sequins, feathers, and rhinestones, oh my.

Pricilla features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The music alone will bounce you out of your chair and into the aisles.

The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart! The new musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre.” WOR Radio sang “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!” and the New York Post crowned Priscilla “A feel-good show with a big, joyous heart. Priscilla ramps up the thrills!”

The Cast is very well chosen; Wade McCollum – Tick, did a great job, dancing, singing, his presence was a real treat. Scott Willis – Bernadette, his bittersweet character was so believable. What an outstanding job he did. Bryan West – Adam/Felicia, adding funny light to this astounding show. Joe Hart – Bob, he was perfectly cast, just the right amount of everything to keep his character afloat. Emily Afton – Diva, Shirley, these divas add so much show stopping energy, really terrific job. Bre Jackson – Diva, once again you could not have this show without these gals. Brit West – Diva, and might I add the way they had to have there legs be very still while singing from the ceiling is no small feet, you try not moving your legs to a catchy song. Taurean Everett  – Jimmy, very engaging and funny, looked great in costumes. The entire ensemble was on their marks and really giving a stellar performance.

I have already told everyone I know to catch this wild ride ASAP! It is a very limited run, so grab some tickets today.

Pantages Theater

6233 Hollywood Blvd,

Los Angeles, California 90028

Phone: (323) 468-1770


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