Priscilla-Queen of the Desert, THE MUSICAL
Where do I start? Probably with the amazing Divas, Angelique Cassimatis, Samm Hagen and Cle Morgan who float down from the ceiling to first appear in the opening number “It’s Raining Men”.
From then on, be prepared for the ride of this wonderful storyline.
I think most of us know this story by now, whether from the movie or the first run of this musical.
It’s a story well told, more laughs than I can remember that make your jaw ache, yet a great emotional ride as you identify with the complexities of the four main characters.
Euen Doidge as Felicia is the wonderful errant twink, David Harris as Tick is the perfect lost father, Robert Grubb as Bob is superb, AND Tony Sheldon as Bernadette, no, IS Bernadette is simply wonderful, the carer matriarch, motherly figure, that I feel he may have styled on any of the great women movie stars of the Golden Era.
What blows me away with this production of Priscilla-Queen of the Desert is how far we’ve come since its first staging. Digital sound has improved, lighting has improved, staging has improved and we still have those most wonderful costumes designed by Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel that wow the audience every time they’re seen. Whether it be a dancing paint brush for “Colour My World” or a frolicking cup cake for “Macarthur Park” – my favourite moment, but I won’t spoil it for you.
You’ll know every song. You’ll laugh for sure, you may even drop a tear.
It was written and made in Australia but it’s cracked the world. Don’t miss it at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre for a short season, final tickets are on sale now.