Priscilla — Queen of the Desert will premiere at the Resorts World Theatre on 16 October 2014 and this musical will be brought to Singapore for the first time, after having received standing ovations for all 40 shows at Resorts World Manila.
Based on the 1994 Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla — Queen of the Desert, the show promises to be a fun and hilarious musical, with a dazzling array of elaborate costumes and headdresses and a song list of over 20 chart topping ’70s and ’80s dance songs like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “It’s Raining Men”, “Material Girl” and “Like a Virgin”.
A brief overview of the show… Tick, a famous drag artist in Sydney, was invited by his wife to perform his famous drag show at her casino in Alice Springs in an attempt to revive the casino’s ailing business. Along with two other friends, they embarked on a road trip through the desert aboard a battered old bus which they christened “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and so began a journey of self-discovery as well as a celebration of life, friendship and their true colours.
I was invited to the launch party of the musical and I thought it was interesting that they held this event at Taboo, a club popular with those who embrace an alternative lifestyle, as it fits into the theme of the show.
Waiting for the party to start…
There was a short performance which featured highlights from the musical…
…some fun and games…
…and we were also introduced to local actor, playwright & director Jonathan Lim, who will play the role of “Miss Understanding” and open the show belting out “It’s Raining Men”.
Rubbing shoulders with “Miss Understanding”… ^_^
Here’s a brief look at what took place at the launch party:
As part of the promotional activities for this musical, the cast will be making a journey through Singapore, performing highlights from the show on Friday evenings. Members of the public who spot them will be entitled to a special promotional price of 10% discount off ticket prices.
Don’t miss the bus and go get your tickets to watch the musical! ^_^
Ticketing details for the show:
16 – 26 Oct 2014
Tues – Fri: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm & 8pm
Venue: Resorts World Theatre,
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.
Cat 1: S$118
Cat 2: S$98
Cat 3: S$78
Cat 4 (Restricted View): S$48
*Prices exclude SISTIC booking fee and handling charges.
Tickets can be bought at SISTIC authorized agents or at the Resorts World Theatre Box Office.
▸ 15% Discount for Friendship Bundle for Cat 1 and Cat 2 tickets (Minimum purchase of 3 tickets and above)
▸ RWS Invites Members get 15% off Cat 1 and Cat 2 tickets
Rating: Advisory for 16 and above, with mature content