STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with PRISCILLA's Wardrobe Supervisor Gillian Austin in Denver
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL makes its stop at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this week. On this edition of "In Focus" host Eden goes backstage to meet Gillian Austin, PRISCILLA's wardrobe supervisor. Gillian oversees more than 500 costumes for the show. Watch the interview below!
The first national tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL plays The Buell Theatre now through September 15. The show stars 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 more than 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."
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.
For tickets and more information, visit denvercenter.org.
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