Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Glamourous Feel-Good MusicalBook by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott
Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
In association with NULLARBOR PRODUCTIONS
In association with MGM ON STAGE
Original Musical Supervision & Arrangements by Stephen "Spud" Murphy
Developed for the Stage and Original Direction by Simon Phillips
The original motion picture was written and directed by Stephan Elliott, produced by Al Clark Michael Hamlyn, executive producer Rebel Penfold–Russell and was financed with the assistance of the Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited and the New South Wales Film and Television Office.
Directed & Choreographed by David Connolly
Music Direction by Jeannie Wyse
Set Design by Stanley A. Meyer Design L.L.C.
Costume Design by Dariusz Korbiel
Lighting Design by Kevin Fraser
March 13 to April 7
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
Get ready for the ride of your life with Australia’s glittering musical masterpiece! With a spectacular array of outrageous costumes, flamboyant choreography, and a hit parade of dance floor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Based on the Academy Award®-winning film, this sparkling stage adaptation follows three dazzling drag queens – Mitzi, Felicia, and Bernadette – as they set out on a hilarious adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) to put on a show in a remote resort town. Along the way, a heartwarming story of acceptance and self-discovery unfolds.
Shake your groove thing to classic disco hits including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Finally,” and many more! If you rocked out to Rock of Ages, you won’t want to miss this bold blockbuster musical hailed as ‘The best feel-good show since Mamma Mia!’!
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains mature themes and strong language. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.
2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission.
Meet The Artists
The Company(in alphabetical order)
The Creative Team
Scenery provided by Gateway Set Rentals www.setrentals.com
Photos & News
- "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We have been to many Drayton productions and this has to rate as one of the best. A terrific cast with so much talent and energy." - Ian W., TripAdvisor
- "★★★★★ 5 Stars! Went to see Priscilla this afternoon and loved the singing, costumes and dancing! Drayton has done it again. Enjoyed the whole experience and highly recommend it." - Nancy N., TripAdvisor
- "★★★★★ 5 Stars! Again, another amazing performance put on by Drayton. We are never disappointed. The costumes, sets and choreography were perfect." - Doug W, TripAdvisor
- "★★★★★ 5 Stars! We laughed, we sang along, and it was also very touching. I recommend you see it for yourself. The cast was incredible, it was like they had worked together for years. Take some time to see this performance and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained." - amquest139, TripAdvisor
- Waterloo Region Record: "Drayton Entertainment's new show, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical" is a whole lot of outrageous fun with a touch of tenderness." Read the full review here.
- Entertain This Thought: "Priscilla Queen of the Desert tells us that everybody needs somebody to love, and the world has much to learn about loving in an accepting, non-judgemental way." Read the full review here.
- Woolwich Observer: "This musical road trip is anything but a drag" Read the full article here.
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