Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows

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Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Red Concepcion, Leo Tavarro Valdez, and Jon Santos lead the
cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, presented by
Resorts World Manila. (Photo: Jory Rivera)

Co-written by Oliver Oliveros

Manila, Philippines--Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the 1994 sleeper hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," is Resorts World Manila's (RWM) fifth theatrical production right on the heels of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." The production, helmed by Jaime del Mundo ("The Producers"), opened Friday, May 9, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre.

Its main cast include Leo Tavarro Valdez (Tick/Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Red Concepcion (Adam, Felicia), Michael Williams (Miss Understanding), Bituin Escalante (Diva), Lani Ligot (Diva), Timmy Canlas (Diva), and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Marion).

Inday Echevaria ("Miss Saigon") is musical director; Nancy Crowe ("Bluebird of Happiness") is choreographer; Shakira Villa-Symes ("Party Pilipinas") is lighting designer; Rards Corpus ("Cinderella") is sound designer; Jo Tecson ("The King and I") is set designer; and Myrene Santos ("The Sound of Music") is makeup and hair designer.

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT tells the highly-entertaining and heart-warming friendship among three flamboyant characters: Bernadette, Mitzi, and Felicia. These men travel across the Australian outback on a pink bus named Priscilla, which literally lights up the road with its strobing LED light finish that could possibly rival those bright neon lights in Times Square!

The show features familiar pop songs aplenty, including Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It?," Village People's "Go West," Alicia Bridges' "I Love The Nightlife," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Dionne Warwick's "I Say A Little Prayer," The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men," Peaches and Herb's "Shake Your Groove Thing," and two Kylie Minogue medleys, featuring her hits "The Locomotion," "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," "Confide In Me," "Come Into My World," and "Spinning Around."

The musical had its world premiere in Sydney, Australia in 2006; it made its Broadway debut in 2011.

For more information and tickets, visit rwmanila.com or call (632) 908-8833.

Photos: Jory Rivera

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Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
The cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, OJ Mariano

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Red Concepcion, Leo Tavarro Valdez, Jon Santos

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Red Concepcion

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Jon Santos

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
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Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Jon Santos

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Bituin Escalante, Red Concepcion

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
The cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
OJ Mariano

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
OJ Mariano

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Leo Tavarro Valdez

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Red Concepcion

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
The cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Bituin Escalante

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Timmy Canlas, Bituin Escalante, Lani Ligot

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Victor Bernardino Sy

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Michael Williams

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
Pinky Marquez

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
The cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

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Jory Rivera Jory Rivera is a hobbyist photographer. He is a contributor for OPMB Worldwide, a Philippine-based website that covers national and international pageants.

He joins BroadwayWorld Philippines because theater is his first love. In his own little way, he feels so proud to contribute to promoting theater in the country.


 
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