Casting Announced for Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical at Segerstrom Center 10/22-27
Troika Entertainment and Nullarbor Productions Ltd. are pleased to announce the cast for the first national tour of the international hit, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 22 - 27. Single tickets, which start at $25, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556- 2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755- 0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 26 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
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, Andrew Chappelle, Shane Davis, Alex DeLeo, Taurean Everett, Christy Faber, Amy Hillner, Bre Jackson, Chris Klink, David Koch, Ralph Meitzler, Neal Mayer, Alex Ringler, Babs Rubenstein, Travis Taber, Brit West, Will B. and Chelsea Zeno.
With more than 500 dazzling 2011 Tony Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features a hit parade of more than 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. Chappel and 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.