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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Glamourous Feel-Good Musical
Book 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!’!


THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

AUDIENCE
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.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 20 minutes including one intermission.

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
George Absi
George Absi
Jimmy/Ensemble
Patrick Brown
Patrick R. Brown
Bernadette
Tiffany Deriveau
Tiffany Deriveau
Diva
Sam DeGiuseppe
Sam DiGiuseppe
Errol/Ensemble
JJ Gerber
JJ Gerber
Miss Understanding/
Ensemble
Kelly Holiff
Kelly Holiff
Diva
Gabrielle Jones
Gabrielle Jones
Shirley
Stacey Kay
Stacey Kay
Diva
Billy Lake
Billy Lake
Felicia/Adam
Monique Lund
Monique Lund
Marion
Anthony MacPherson
Anthony MacPherson
Frank/Ensemble
Gray Monczka
Gray Monczka
Barman/Ensemble
Greg Pember
Gregory Pember
Country Boy/Ensemble
Reece Rowat
Reece Rowat
Jules/Ensemble
Brad Rudy
Brad Rudy
Bob
Conor Scully
Conor Scully
Pastor/Ensemble
Robbie Towns
Robbie Towns
Mitzi/Tick
Kimberly Ann Truong
Kimberly-Ann Truong*
Cynthia
Jesse Weafer
Jesse Weafer
Young Bernadette/Ensemble
Thomas Winiker
Thomas Winiker
Benji
* Dance Captain      


The Creative Team

David Connolly
David Connolly
Director
&
Choreographer
Jeannie Wyse
Jeannie Wyse
Music Director
Dariusz Korbiel
Dariusz Korbiel
Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser
Lighting Designer
Catriona Macfarlane
Catriona MacFarlane
Stage Manager
Jasmyne Leisemer
Jasmyne Leisemer
Assistant Stage Manager
Staci Hanley
Staci Hanley
Apprentice Stage Manager
Christine Watson
Christine Watson
Assistant Choreographer

Scenery provided by Gateway Set Rentals www.setrentals.com


The Band

Jeannie Wyse
Jeannie Wyse
Music Director/Keys I
Mike Allen
Mike Allen
Guitar
Peter Bleakney
Peter Bleakney
Bass
Robert DiSalle
Robert Di Salle
Drums
David Myers
David Myers
Keys II

Video

Photos & News

1)	Billy Lake, Patrick R. Brown and Robbie Towns in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer Stanley A. Meyer Design L.L.C., Costume Designer Dariusz Korbiel, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Photo credit: 1) Billy Lake, Patrick R. Brown and Robbie Towns in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer Stanley A. Meyer Design L.L.C., Costume Designer Dariusz Korbiel, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
 
2)	Company in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer Stanley A. Meyer Design L.L.C., Costume Designer Dariusz Korbiel, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Photo credit: 2) Company in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer Stanley A. Meyer Design L.L.C., Costume Designer Dariusz Korbiel, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.

Audience Reviews
  • "★★★★★ 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
Media Reviews
  • 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.
Articles
  • Woolwich Observer: "This musical road trip is anything but a drag" Read the full article here.
News Releases
  • Glittering Broadway Blockbuster Opens the Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Read More

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March 13 to April 7

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

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