Wade McCollum, Scott Willis & Bryan West to Lead PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tour- Full Cast Announced!

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Wade McCollum, Scott Willis & Bryan West to Lead PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tour- Full Cast Announced!

Troika Entertainment has just announced the cast for the first national tour of the international hit, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical launches its national tour on January 8 in Minneapolis, MN at the Orpheum Theatre.

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."

Rounding out the cast are Emily Afton, Nik Alexzander, John Capes, Andrew Chappelle, Shane Davis, Alex DeLeo, Taurean Everett, Christy Faber, Amy Hillner, Bre Jackson, Chris Klink, David Koch, Ralph Meitzler, Alex Ringler, Babs Rubenstein, Travis Taber, Brit West, Will B. Whitesell and Chelsea Zeno.

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: Simon Phillips, choreography: Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements: Stephen 'Spud' Murphy, set design: Brian Thomson, costume design: Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, lighting design: Nick Schlieper, sound design: Jonathan Deans & Peter Fitzgerald, make up design: Cassie Hanlon.

The following cities are announced for the first national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical:

Jan. 8-13, 2013
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Jan. 15-27, 2013
The Palace Theatre, Cleveland, OH

Jan. 29-Feb. 10, 2013
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

Feb. 12-17, 2013
Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY

Feb. 19-24, 2013
Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Feb. 26-Mar. 3, 2013
Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA

Mar. 5-10, 2013
Benedum Centre for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Mar. 19-31, 2013
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Apr. 2-7, 2013
Arsht Center, Miami, FL

Apr.9-14, 2013
Straz Center, Tampa Bay, FL

Apr. 16-21, 2013
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando, FL

Apr. 23-28, 2013
Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Apr. 30-May 5, 2013
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC

May 8-12, 2013
Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX

May 14-26, 2013
Music Hall, Dallas, TX

May 28-Jun. 16, 2013
Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Sep. 3-15, 2013
Buell Theatre, Denver, CO

For more information, visit: www.priscillaontour.com 

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