Theater Review / Priscilla begins It’s Journey at the Waterfront
Priscilla Queen of the Desert rolls out it’s run in Key West at the Award Winning Waterfront Playhouse March 5 through the 28th.
Filled with disco era hits such as I Will Survive, It’s Raining Men, MacArthur Park, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and many more, this musical guarantees to bring out the fabulous in everyone!
Adapted from the beloved 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman, who contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. As they head west from Sydney aboard their pink bus, “Priscilla”, the three friends come to the forefront of a comedy of errors, encountering a number of strange characters, as well as incidents of homophobia, while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert stars the one and only, Christopher Peterson along with Dave Bootle and Connor Cook as the threesome, Bernadette, Tick and Adam!
Sabrina Fosse, Belle Jampol and Lauren Thompson are The Weather Girls!
This stellar cast also features David Black, Nana Tatebayashi, Lauren Thompson, Jake Fergusson, Donovan Pavlicek, Carolyn Cooper, Rhett Kalman, James Harcup, Aaron Duclos, Torri Gregg, Arthur Crocker, Kelci Grooms and Ervin Tumm
The original production of Priscilla debuted in Australia at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, in October 2006. The success of Priscilla provoked a two-year strong West End production in addition to its Bette Midler-produced Broadway debut in 2011. Priscilla was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical as well as two Tony Awards, winning these awards in the costume design categories.
Managing Artistic Director Tom Thayer directs, Michael Boyer creates set magic. Carolyn Cooper will choreograph, Michael Fauss is music director and Kim Hanson is designing the lights. Let’s talk costumes! Designed by Christopher Peterson!
Trish Manley keeps it all together as production stage manager.
Performances are at 8pm Tuesday through Saturdays through March 28
Call 305-294-5015 or visit waterfrontplayhouse.org for tickets.