From Saturday, 29 April 2017 to Sunday, 18 June 2017
Venue: Teatro, Montecasino
Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday at 20h00
Saturdays at 15h00 and 20h00
Sundays at 14h00 and 18h00
Tickets: from R150 to R500
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A journey to the heart of FABULOUS, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - the hit musical makes its SA debut with local cast.
Get ready for the musical journey of your life!
The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its way to Montecasino’s Teatro from Saturday, 29 April and features an all-South African cast.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL originally opened in Australia in 2006 and after a sell-out two year run, opened on London’s West End followed by Broadway in New York. The show continues to wow audiences across the globe with recent return tours to the UK, Australia and New Zealand. It has won awards all over the world, including prestigious Olivier and Tony awards.
Critics the world over rave! The Herald Sun (Australia) claims the show is “Vivid, daring and over-the-top” while The Daily Telegraph (UK) sums up the show as being “hugely entertaining … insanely glitzy”.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a heart-warming and uplifting tale of three drag artist friends who hop aboard a battered old bus aka “Priscilla” and go off on the adventure of a life-time through the Australian Outback, to perform in Alice Springs. On the way they find friendship, love and far more than they ever dreamed of.
With a dazzling array of over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary head-dresses and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Showtime Management’s Hazel Feldman says: “PRISCILLA is the ultimate ‘feel-good’ show. This dazzling musical has all the ingredients for a superb night out: the most wonderful costumes, outrageous glamour, music that will have you dancing in your seat and a funny yet touching storyline. No wonder this show has been such a massive hit from the West End to Broadway and beyond.”
The proudly South African, exceptionally talented 28-member cast, live band, crew and creative team will give audiences a night of unforgettable performances, nostalgic music and an entertainment experience with all the sparkle to share in PRISCILLA’s “fabulousness”.
The principal roles will be played by stellar stage, screen and television performers including David Dennis who has achieved prominence in leading roles from classical to contemporary and musical theatre to film and television over the past three decades (Pirates of Penzance, Starlight Classics and movies 10000BC, Winnie and Zambezia); Daniel Buys (Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever); Phillip Schnetler (Saturday Night Fever, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) and veteran actor, James Borthwick (Sunset Boulevard, Evita and over 200 other productions).
Original PRISCILLA international Director, Simon Phillips together with Choreographer, Andrew Hallsworth will be coming to South Africa to mount the show together with Resident Director, Anton Luitingh; Musical Director, Bryan Schimmel and Resident Choreographer, Duane Alexander.
Board the bus! Bring your “fabulousness” on this highly entertaining journey.
Please note: This musical contains some strong language and adult themes, therefore parental guidance is recommended for children under the age of 14.
"This is a brilliant five-star show that will have you rising to your feet on more than one occasion. It is often frantic yet perfectly controlled and professional, slickly staged and staggeringly entertaining. I can’t wait to see it again".
"One usually feels that Joburg audiences sometimes rise to their feet and cheer when an envelope is opened, (or friends appear on stage) but if ever a production deserved a standing ovation with audience members literally screaming their admiration, this is it. We were overwhelmed and thoroughly entertained."
Get frocked with us!
Get Frocked and Fabulous at the Priscilla Pop-up Bus outside the Montecasino Box Office
Produce your Priscilla Queen Of The Desert theatre ticket and have your glamorous make-up done for FREE before the show
From Saturday 29 April until 18 June:
- Thurs and Fri from 17h30 to 19h30
- Sat 12h30 to 14h30 and 17h30 to 19h30
- Sun 11h30 to 13h30 and 15h30 to 17h30
First come first served and limited seats are available.
3Sixty Liquid Lounge After Party
Join us each night after Priscilla Queen of the Desert and extend your night of fun at 3Sixty Liquid Lounge.
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