My pal, Leanne, gave me a Mirvish gift certificate for my birthday ... and I saw Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical this afternoon.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical is the feel-good theatrical experience of the year! Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous!
I've seen the movie hundreds of times and love love love the movie's soundtrack. So I was looking forward to seeing the musical.
It stuck pretty close to the movie ...
Two drag-queens (Tick/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia) and a transexual (Bernadette) contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman they've contracted with is Anthony's wife. Their bus breaks down, and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them.
Even Bob's mail order bride's talent with ping pong balls was included.
The tunes are fun (there are some new songs as well as some of the ones that were in the movie) and the costumes and effects are colourful.
It's a fabulous musical and you should go see it! If it stays for a while, I'll go see it again.