PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to the Orpheum, January 8-13

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to the Orpheum, January 8-13

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, the outrageously fun show about three friends on the roadtrip of a lifetime, will make its national tour debut at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, January 8-13, 2013. Called a "rollicking crowd-pleaser in sequins" by Variety, this international hit with more than 500 2011 Tony Award-winning costumes features a parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "Finally" and "I Will Survive." Single tickets are on sale now. Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical stars the respected Wade McCollum ("Tick/Mitzi"), Scott Willis ("Bernadette") and BRyan West ("Adam/Felicia") as the trio of friends who hop aboard a battered old bus seeking love and friendship in the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. Joe Hart stars as "Bob" and the cast also features Minnesota native David Koch. The musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim on March 20, 2011 at the Palace Theatre.

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. 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!"

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, Ralph Meitzler, Alex Ringler, Babs Rubenstein, Travis Taber, Brit West, Will B. Whitesell and Chelsea Zeno.

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" starring Guy Pearce, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Direction is by Simon Phillips, choreography is by Ross Coleman, musical supervision and arrangements are by STEPHEN 'SPUD' MURPHY, set design is by Brian Thomson, costume design is by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, lighting design is by Nick Schlieper, sound design is by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald and make up design is by Cassie Hanlon.

For more information, visit www.priscillaontour.com.

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