Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Over the top fun. this production included eveything but the kitchen sink – although the fridge and stove made it on stage! I particularly liked the McArthur Park scene – psychedelic to the max!
The basic story line works better in the movie, but this is certainly a spectacular evening of theatre. The audience loved it and gave a long and loud standing ovation, although I would not have.
Cast members were great dancers but some could use a little work on the singing. That may be a reflection of where we were sitting – under the balcony – so the sound seemed a little mushy.
The only cast member I recognised was C. David Johnson, in the role of Bob. I liked Will Swenson as Tick, Nick Adams as Felicia and Tony Sheldon as Bernadette.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

  1. Keith says:

    I think a work of such subtlety would work better in a more intimate setting.Naw, I'm just messing with you. Subtle it ain't. The Princess Alexandra with a nicely liquored-up audience was just about right.I'm not really musical fan and to me this seemed like a Panto – with just a little more obscenity than normal. I found the first half rather one-note and boring, but the production (or I) perked up after the intermission.Talking about the production, despite a glitch right at the end, I thought the staging was excellent.I believe Mirvish & Co. have a very saleable property here. I think it should do well on Broadway and then tour for years. (It would also make money in the West End, I am sure.)

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