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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to Playhouse on the Square

Based on the smash-hit movie adored by fans for decades, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends: Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship but end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed.

Spearheading this fabulous ensemble is Associate Company Member Daniel Gonzalez (Dearly Departed; Rock of Ages) as Tick, Resident Company Member David Foster (Peter and the Starcatcher; Assassins) as Bernadette, and Bruce Huffman (Altar Boyz) as Adam. The three gentleman are joined by Resident Company Member Kim Sanders (Mamma Mia!; Peter Pan) as Shirley, Associate Company Member Brooke Papritz (Peter Pan; Rock of Ages) as Cynthia and Whitney Brannan (Hairspray; Pippin) as Marian. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is directed by Resident Company Member Dave Landis (Dearly Departed; King Charles III).

Priscilla Queen of the Desert runs June 16 - July 9, 2017, at Playhouse on the Square. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is sponsored by Dorothy O. Kirsch. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, June 22nd at 8 pm and is sponsored by ArtsZone/AutoZone and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at


Divas/Ensemble: Claire Kohlheim, Emily Draffen, Breyannah Tillman

Tick/Mitzi: Daniel Gonzalez

Bernadette: David Foster

Miss Understanding/Ensemble: Curtis C. Jackson

Marian/Ensemble: Whitney Branan

Adam/Felicia: Bruce Huffman

Shirley/Ensemble: Kim Sanders

Cynthia/Ensemble: Brooke Papritz

Bob: Mark Pergolizzi

Benji: Holden Guibao


Colten Baker

Al Bonner

Hayden Brown

Emily Collins

Cooper McKelroy

Tyler McGee

Daniel Stuart Nelson

Justin Nelson

Cordell Turner

James Vessell

Noelia Warnette-Jones

Production Team:

Director - Dave Landis

Co-Choreographers - Courtney Oliver & Daniel Stuart Nelson

Music Director - Thomas Bergstig

Production Stage Manager - Katharine Hughen

ASM/Props - Gabby D'arcangelo

Scenic Designer - Ryan Howell

Lighting Designer - John Horan

Sound Designer - Carter McHann

Costume Designer - Kathleen Kovarik

Technical Director - Phillip Hughen

Title: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Venue: June 16 - July 9, 2017

Times: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (June 16, 17, 18), $35 - 40 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 - $45, Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations & Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656


Photo Credit: Bill SimmersPhoto ID: Daniel Gonzalez, David Foster, and Bruce Huffman

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