CURRENT PRODUCTION - PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT - THE MUSICAL

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By Arrangement with Nullarbor Productions

in association with MGM On Stage

Exclusively licensed by Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Ballarat Lyric Theatre
presents

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
The Musical


Written by
Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott

 

7 - 16 July, 2022

Her Majesty's Theatre
Lydiard Street South, Ballarat

Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen 'Spud' Murphy
Developed for the Stage and Original Direction by Simon Phillips

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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 drive from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favour 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 perform at the resort and realise that they have forged a bond that will last forever. Full of well-known pop songs, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.

CAST

PRINCIPALS

Gareth Grainger .................Bernadette

Callan Barclay ....................Adam/Felicia

Corey Hall ..........................Tick/Mitzi

SUPPORTING ROLES

Rachel Angee  ................... Diva

Vanessa Belsar ..................Diva

Emma Rix ..........................Diva

Benjamin Reginato ............Miss Understanding

Jeandanielle Evans .......... Shirley

Matt Mercer  ...................... Bob

Lisa Brown..........................Marion

Aaron Bonell-Huy................Young Bernadette

Horace Tang ......................Cynthia

Tristan 'Pancakes' Harris....Jimmy
Archie Jones ......................Benji

Bede Mercer ......................Benji

 

ENSEMBLE

Matthew Bandy (U/S Adam/Felicia), Hayley Beacham, Imogen Bedggood, Hammond Buckland, Kylie Gibson, Sarah Hiller, Jak Hocking-Vogele (U/S Miss Understanding), Karly Hogan, Phillip Howden, Grant Johnson (U/S Bernadette), Tess Kelly, Freya McBurney, Brandon Moore-Trye, Paul Roberts (U/S Tick/Mitzi), Amy Snowden (U/S Shirley), Carlie Steenhuis, Jessica Wilkinson (U/S Diva & Marion)

PRODUCTION TEAM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Dr Michael Whitehead

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alison Trevenen

DIRECTOR: Katherine Armati

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Geoff Martin

ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR / REHEARSAL PIANIST: Trish Dulude

CHOREOGRAPHER: Tori Heenan-Waters

CHORAL DIRECTOR: Gareth Grainger

STAGE MANAGER: Braydon McKinnon

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Carly Reynolds

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER: Tess Kelly

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT: Warren Bodycomb

LIGHTING DESIGN: Matthew Heenan, Siobhan Heenan & Annie Sienesi

AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN: Matthew Osborne

SOUND DESIGN: Aaron Rivett

HAIR DESIGN: Nikki McKinnon

MAKE UP DESIGN: Cathy Heenan

SET & COSTUME DESIGN: CLOC Musical Theatre

COSTUME COORDINATOR: Dom Sharp & Sam Stobie

PROPERTIES MANAGER: Marnie Bonell-Huy

PUBLICITY MANAGER: Jessica Brady