Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is a journey of self-discovery and the road trip of a lifetime that will have you dancing at Unicorn Theatre! Priscilla is the heartwarming adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love, family and the best of drag. Featuring Ron Megee with dancefloor favorites from Cyndi Lauper, Donna Summer and more, Priscilla is based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. This dazzling new musical runs May 31 – June 25, 2017.
Critics have praised Priscilla as: “A rollicking crowd-pleaser in sequins!” — Steven Suskin (Variety) and “A feel-good show with a big joyous heart!” — Elisabeth Vincentelli (New York Post). In Time Out Chicago, Alex Huntsberger hailed Priscilla as “a musical that loudly and proudly celebrates gay culture!”
Directed by Cynthia Levin and Missy Koonce, with musical direction by Angie Benson, the musical features Ron Megee as Bernadette; Francisco Javier Villegas as Tick/Mitzi; Dashawn Young as Adam/Felicia; Marc Liby as Bob; Damron Russel Armstrong as Miss Understanding/Jimmy; Colleen Grate, Shon Ruffin and Lexi Poindexter as The Divas; Vanessa Severo as Cynthia; Laura Jacobs as Marion; Thomas Delgado, Vincent Wagner and Molliann McCulley as the Ensemble; and Aiden DeLaHunt-Villegas as Benji. The band is Angie Benson (conductor/keyboard 1), Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles (keyboard 2/fiddle), Joe Levens (guitar), Kevin Payton (bass), and Tod Barnard (drums).
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is on Unicorn Theatre’s Levin Stage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The show runs May 31st – June 25th, 2017. Previews are May 31st, June 1st and 2nd. Opening Night is June 3rd. Featured Friday pre-show events are scheduled for June 9th and 16th. Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for June 6th, 11th and 18th.
Performances run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to afford a ticket, you may Pay What U Can at performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, because Unicorn Theatre believes that art is for everyone.
Tickets are now on sale. Call 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, go online at www.UnicornTheatre.org or buy in person at the box office located at 3828 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Special discounts are available for seniors (65+), students, and patrons under age 30.
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