Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical Opens Today at Bass Concert Hall in Austin

The first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is coming to Bass Concert Hall in Austin, from May 8 – 12, 2013, with performances on           Wednesday–Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX.

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale and are available at the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at BroadwayinAustin.com. For groups of 10 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. Recommended for ages 13+ due to explicit language and mature situations.

 Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Company of Priscilla in the number Go West Photo credit: ©Joan Marcus

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will star Wade McCollum (“Tick/Mitzi”), Scott Willis (“Bernadette”) and Bryan West (“Adam/Felicia”) as the trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.  Joe Hart stars as “Bob.”

With over 500 dazzling 2011 Tony® Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of over 20 dance-floor favorites including It’s Raining Men, Finally and I Will Survive.

The new musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!”  NY-1 News raved “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” WOR Radio sang “All the songs you’ve loved for years will blow you out of your seat!”

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical won a 2011 Tony Award® for Best Costume Design for Academy Award® winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner’s designs. The new hit musical received three Best Musical award nominations from the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award organizations. Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner were also honored with 2011 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, the most successful Australian musical of all time, had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006.  Adapted from the 1994 Academy Award® winning film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, direction by Simon Phillips, choreography by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy, set design by Brian Thomson, costume design by Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, sound design by Jonathan Deans & Peter Fitzgerald and make up design by Cassie Hanlon.

Source: Broadway Across America
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Liz Lopez

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