Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Performance Dates

Friday, August 26th, 2022

7:30 pm

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

7:30 pm

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

3:30 pm

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

7:30 pm

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022

7:30 pm

Location

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre

Synopsis

Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion. Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drives from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favor to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father. As they head west, Tick, Adam, and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colorful characters. After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realize that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her husband. Upon reaching Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin, who accepts his father’s homosexuality and drag queen persona. The trio performs at the resort and realizes that they have forged a bond that will last forever. Full of well-known pop songs and supported by three divas flying high above the stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.

Directing Team

Artistic Director

Luke Cassidy

Musical Director

Hayden May

Co-Choreographer

Briee Comber

Co-Choreographer

Renaye Duncan

Production Team

Production Manager

Kate Dougan

Assistant Production Manager

Ann Maloney

Publicity

LTC Committee

Photography

John Ansell

Small Properties

 

Set Construction

Keegan Just

 

Geoff Crisp

Costume Coordinator

Kate Dougan

Hair & Makeup Coordinator

Lori Lyons

Cast

Bernadette

Simon Hemming

Tick/Mitzi

Bernard Detering

Adam/Felicia

Ryan Marshall

Bob

Peter Larsen

Diva

Melody Paulet

Diva

Kara Smith

Diva

Taylor Young

Miss Understanding

Rhonda Melhusih

Farrah/Young Bernadette

Cooper Taylor

Marion

Tracie McDonald

Benji

Hudson Amos

Cynthia

Claire Lear

Shirley

Tammy Tily

Frank

Brett Odlum

Jimmy

TBC

Ensemble

Sophie Adkins

Ensemble

Rachel Adkins

Ensemble

Jacki Comber

Ensemble

Kayla Holmes

Ensemble

Joelene McKenna

Ensemble

Ashleah Monaghan

Ensemble

Amelia Patterson

Ensemble

Bonnie Sykes

Ensemble

Britt Young

Ensemble

Chantelle Young

Ensemble

Nathan Young

Design Team

Set Design

Luke Cassidy

Lighting Design and Programming

Luke Cassidy

Audio Design

Luke Cassidy

Projection Design

Luke Cassidy

Costume Design

Luke Cassidy

 

Kate Dougan

Hair and Makeup Design

 

Promotional / Program Design

 

Theatre Team

Stage Manager

Kate Dougan

Floor Manager

Ann Maloney

Flyman

GPAC Technician

Lighting Operator

GPAC Technician

Followspot Operator

Pete Dougan

Followspot Operator

Andrea Maloney

Followspot Operator

Tammy Edgar

Followspot Operator

Sam Edgar

Audio Operator

GPAC Technician

Microphone Team

Craigen Whitehead

Stage Crew

 

Hair and Makeup Team

 

Directing Team Mentors

Artistic Director's Mentor

Kara Smith

Musical Director's Mentor

Ashlea Vanyai

Choreographer's Mentor

Christine Ross