Bundaberg Players Inc will be performing the hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert on the Moncrieff stage in July, but the action is starting early, with auditions and ticket sales happening this month.
Priscilla Director Bex Hutchins said there will be parts for a wide range of people.
“Whilst this show appears to be only for a certain demographic or those who can dance or those who can successfully walk in heels or those who can wear diamantes during the day…. don’t be fooled,” Bex said.
“We need people of all shapes and sizes, different ethnicities, faces and cultures that reflect the demographic of Australia’s melting pot of culture.
“We will have featured roles, minor ensemble roles, dancing roles, a “Queen Team” and all the others faces to make a strong ensemble.”
Auditions dates are as follow:
- Saturday March 19 at 1.30 pm | General Chorus
- Tuesday March 22 at 7.30 pm | Leads
- Saturday March 26 at 1.30 pm | Call-backs
Performances at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre will be on July 28, 29, 30 at 7.30 pm July 30 at 2 pm.
Playhouse President Nigel Dick said the show should be very popular.
“Following on from Les Miserables and Mamma Mia! we’ve put on at the Moncrieff, we think audiences will really embrace Priscilla,” Nigel said.
“This year we have a special VIP ticket price.
“VIP tickets will be available for $69, for VIP seats, including a souvenir program and photo with the cast after the show.”
Tickets go on sale for Playhouse subscribers on Monday 21 March, with general bookings open 28 March at the Moncrieff Box Office.
All other ticket prices are: Adults $49, $40 Concessions, $33 (Groups, Subscribers and BPI Members).
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 and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the Moncrieff stage,” Bex said.
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