PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT

the Musical 

Directed By Annie Hatcher.

SYNOPSIS

Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever imagined. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favourites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh, colourful and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

 

CAST

7 female, 9 male, and 1 boy featured roles

Opportunities for featured casting in the ensemble.

Adam (Felicia)   

Bob     

Bernadette   

Tick (Mitzi)                     

Jimmy                             

3 Divas                         

Miss Understanding     

Cynthia                           

Frank                             

Marion                           

Farrah    

Young Bernadette   

Shirley     

Benji     

Ensemble   

Lead - young man - drag artiste

Lead - Older male

Lead - Older male – transexual

Lead - approx. 40s – drag artiste

Local (originally Aboriginal character) any age

Female singers, good voices, able to hold a line

Compere in nightclub – drag artiste, any age

Bob’s Thai wife – sings and does a ‘turn’ with ping-pong balls!

Prejudiced thug, any age

Tick’s wife 35/40 ish

Drag artiste – any age

Dream sequence - sings

Bar owner – any age - sings

Young boy – son of Tick – under 12 years

Male and female - these appear in many of the songs,   lots to do!

Many of the drag queen vocals can be lip synced, some can be sung, depending on casting.

 

 

MUSICAL NUMBERS

Most numbers are group songs - if the drag queens are singing, they are usually accompanied by the 3 divas who are major players. 

There is lots more work for the ensemble in the stage show than in the film and this is the main draw for the cast. 

You'll see from the list below that it's all rather stylised and the company turn up in most musical numbers.

Here is a list of who sings what:

It's Raining Men                       

What's Love Got to Do With It       Don't Leave Me This Way              Venus                                                Go West                                           

I Say a Little Prayer                       

I Love the Nightlife                        

True Colours                                    Sempre Libera                                

Color My World                               

I Will Survive                                  

Thank God I'm a Country Boy       

A Fine Romance                              

Shake Your Groove Thing              

Pop Muzik                                       

Girls Just Want to Have Fun         

Hot Stuff                                          

MacArthur Park                              

Boogie Wonderland                       

Always On My Mind                        

We Belong                                       

Finale                                               

Company

Miss Understanding and Divas

Company

Company Felicia (Adam)

Company

Tick and Divas

Company

3 Queens  

Adam (Felicia)

Company

Company

Company

Young Bernadette

3 Queens and Divas

Company                       

Felicia (Adam) /Divas

Queens and Divas, then Company

Queens and Divas

Company

Tick and Benji then Company

Company

Company

Dancing requirements and difficulty - this will be adjusted according to the abilities of those cast.  Dancing can be as simple or as complicated as necessary.

 

Possible Crew – Would you like to be involved?

 

I will need a stage manager, a production secretary, a MD, a choreographer as well as crew for set building, sound, lighting, wardrobe, wigs, make up and props – though I’ve already had lots of enthusiastic volunteers for some of these roles.  Please get in touch if you’d like to help -

annie.hatch33@gmail.com or CODS.secretary@gmail.com

 

Sooooooooo exciting! 

 

Annie x

© 2019 by CODS. Cranbrook Operatic and Dramatic Society is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association and the Kent Drama Association.
Registered Charity No: 1105153

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