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PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends at Gateway Theatre

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends at Gateway Theatre Due to popular demand, Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical will extend for one additional week through Sat. July 7, 2018 (5 additional Performances).

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS.

The Musical follows two drag queens and a transsexual (Tick, Adam, and Bernadette), who buy a run-down old bus (they call Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her far-away resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon who's best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren't receptive to their lifestyle, including incidents of homo and transphobia, while widening comfort zones, finding new horizons, and strengthening their own friendship.

Shows are at Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111

Tickets are $15 - $45 and available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3385582 or 1-800-838-3006. (All Previews are pay-what-you-wish at the door.)

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical features Bay Area Actors:

Suzy Jane Edwards (Ensemble); Rudy Guerrero* (Tick/Mitzi); John-Thomas Hanson (Ensemble); Morgan Lange (Ensemble); Kim Larsen (Bernadette); Grace Liu (Cynthia); Lisa McHenry (Diva); Caitlin Papp (Diva); Charles Peoples III* (Adam/Felicia); Phaedra Tillery (Diva); David Tuttle (Miss Understanding); Dee Wagner (Ensemble); Cameron Weston (Bob); Cameron Zener (Benji).

* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the USA.

Tech Credits:

Stephanie Niemann (Stage Manager); Mark Dietrich (Music Director); John Fisher (Director/Producer); Fred Sharkey (Set Construction); James Goode (Sound Designer); Lawrence Helman (Publicist); Robert Horek (Costume Designer); Connor Hagen (Ass't. Stage Manager); Gilbert Johnson (Set Designer); Sean Keehan (Lighting Designer);
Glenn Krumholz (Milner); AeJay Mitchell (Choreographer)


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