Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts will host the musical of gay icon book and film Priscilla Queen of the Desert. After years of award winning performances, the Aussie production makes its way across oceans and from the east coast to California. Tickets went on sale in August, and the production is only in town for five nights October 22-27.
Full of festive frocks and outlandish drag, the show tells the story of three queens down under: Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. The new musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre in 2011. Soon thereafter, The Hollywood Reporter called Priscilla “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!” while NY-1 News raved, “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!”.
When it premiered in the US, Priscilla won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design as well as three Best Musical award nominations and numerous other awards including Outstanding Costume Design.
If You Go:
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Online Tickets
- Official Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau website
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone – Call: (714) 556-2787
Tickets: Start at $25; tickets go on sale August 12
This news bulletin is based largely on information created or provide courtesy of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.