Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tickets
One of the latest Australian exports to international theatre, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is being staged in front of packed theatres all over the world. The Stephen Elliot production originated from the successful 1994 Australian movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The story was adapted for theatre in 2006.
The lights, music and dance performances are the major highlights of the show, along with the light hearted story which conveys the message of tolerance. The story revolves around two drag queens and a transsexual traveling through the desert to a small town. The name their bus Priscilla, and encounter a number of colorful characters along the way.
Some characters treat them equally, some ridicule them, some even commit hate crimes against them, but the trio keeps moving. Their interaction with each other and with the other characters encountered during the travel makes a compelling storyline. Several important issues such as homophobia, prejudice and stereotyping are brought to light during the show.
The issues have been addressed in a way that neither the theatrical integrity nor the entertainment value is compromised. Some of the critics believe that the lighting and music overshadows the performance by the actors, while others have declared it to be one of the most entertaining shows on Broadway.
The lead characters are Tick, Bernadette, Adam and Bob. Tick and Adam are drag queens, Bernadette is the transsexual and Bob is a mechanic from a small town. Bob appears at the end of act 1, and has small appearances in act 2, but he is the voice of reason and the symbol of tolerance and acceptance.
The show was staged in Australia for two years before it made its way to London, then Toronto and then to the US. Some of the popular songs used in London and Australia were replaced with American pop songs for the Broadway production. The current production includes songs by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Donna Summer along with many other famous artists.
The overall message conveyed by the show is that of tolerance and acceptance. The serious nature of the message of the story is enhanced with glitter, extravagant colors, wild costumes and wilder dance routines. It is a fun packed show with a meaningful story. The point in the story where Tick’s son accepts his father’s lifestyle is heartwarming.
The show closed on Broadway with 23 previews and 526 performances on June 24 2012. However, it is still on for the 2013 national tour beginning on 3rd January 2013 in Peoria, Illinois. Tickets for the 2013 showings are being sold at a rapid pace, and will be out of stock by September, 2012 according to careful estimations.
Tickets for most of the 2013 events have already been sold out, but online tickets are available at headlinetickets.com.
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