Friday, 12 December 2008
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical
Finally saw this stage musical last night just prior to the end of its second Sydney season. Derived from the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert the musical relates the journey by three Drag Queens from Sydney into the outback, a journey of rediscovery.
Bouncing with a seemingly endless array of gay icon music and hilariously embellished by the most extraordinary costume design this is three hours of fun for the broadminded. Whilst there were many gay men in attendance, the majority of the large audience was clearly straight and it was heartening to experience their enjoyment and acceptance of the subject matter. The standing ovation at the end of last night's performance apparently occurs at every performance.
(Fellow Blogger) Steven, you said you would "die" if you had seen a certain commercial depicting a same sex parental couple on American television. You better steer clear of this show should it come to Chicago or else make sure you are accompanied by a (cute) medical professional for support!
Mind you, there are other dangers at this show. Sitting five rows from the stage I was hit on the head by a ping pong ball expelled by a female character in one of the show's many raunchy moments. Those who have seen the film might remember this particularly exotic aspect of the storyline. Just my luck to be attacked by vagina droppings!