It’s got glitz! It’s got glamour! It’s absolutely gorgeous! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert hits the stage at Bass Concert Hall in a bus. Yes, a bus! Adapted from Australian director-writer Stephen Elliott’s 1994 film starring Guy Pearce, this performance is an artistic and uplifting story about 3 people that are on a journey from Sydney to Alice Springs, which is in the middle of the Australian desert. Two are drag queens, “Tick” and Adam, and one is a transsexual, Bernadette, and they are headed to do a nightclub act, but the true reason is for “Tick” to meet his preschooler son. On their travels, their bond grows as they experience homophobia, hatred, companionship, and even their bus being vandalized along the way.
The musical has more costume changes than any Broadway show with over 500 costumes. Some of the outfits that are worn are based on peacocks, 1920s swimsuits, kangaroos, and even koala bears. Remember, we are in Australia. You will find that the bus is just as much the star as any of the cast. The bus spins 180 degrees to the passenger side that is cut out so they you can see the scenes that are taking place. When it’s turns to the driver’s side, the wheels turn even though it's really stationary. Road signs are on a conveyor going by putting you on the road with these 3 friends. Images are animated on the bus as if this is a disco. But it is! With over 20 music hits from the disco era and the 80s such as Boogie Wonderland, It’s Raining Men, Pop Music, Don’t Leave Me This Way, I Will Survive, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, We Belong, and even Thank God I’m A Country Boy, you will be itching to stand up and dance.
It’s here through Sunday so check it out! It’s Little Mrs. Sunshine for drag queens and it’s quite the time!
Weekdays at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, Sunday at 1pm.
For more information, call 471-4454 or to buy tickets, click here!
There's nowhere better to see a stage performance in the Austin area than at the Springer Memorial Stage at the Georgetown Palace Theatre right in the heart of Georgetown. "Same Time, Next Year" jumps from silver screen to the stage with incredible performances by community volunteers Bill Barry and Virginia Keeley playing George and Doris, who meet at a California inn in 1951 at the restaurant there. Even though they are married to other people, they jump in to bed together and realized they made a bad mistake the next morning. Not being able to resist this wonderful and sincere connection that they have made, they decide to meet each other every year in February. This takes place over the course of 25 years. Over the duration, they help each other with tough times in their lives and even a personal family tragedy, which even makes their marriages stronger.
Barry and Keeley's performance is raw and emotional. The intimacy that they show is dynamic and the best part is watching the actors grow old over the course of 2 hours portraying the 25 year period. Your investment in George and Doris is worth every minute.
Directed by Meredith Connely, this two person play is one of the best romantic comedies around. It's mezmerizing and there's no where better to see it than in an intimate theater as the Georgetown Palace.
This program is very adult themed and is only intended for adult audiences.