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WATCH: The Gays Love Priscilla! (Shocking, We Know)

Theatermania.com sent its man on the street, Chris Carlone, to stop people exiting Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert and get their reactions to the uber-gay jukebox musical. Maybe it’s the glare of a camera in their face or the feel-good nature of the show itself, but we got kind of a “I loved it. I thought it was much better than Cats. I’m going to see it again and again” vibe from the interviewees.

We would’ve preferred to gauge the audience’s reaction to Tyne Daly in Master Class, but we’re theater snobs like that.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 14, 2011
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  • 6 Comments
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert sounds like fun. The film surprised me. It was really good.

      Aug 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sam
      sam

      The Broadway version irritates me…. changing all references of Kylie to Madonna. Insult to her and to Australia -_- (well not really but it pisses me off when things are changed for American audiences)

      Grr

      In saying that, it is a fantastic show :)

      Aug 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      I saw it in London earlier this year and was very disappointed. The whole concept of the women singing and the drag queens mouthing along was infuriating.

      Aug 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dollyknockers
      dollyknockers

      We loved the film and hove lost count of the number of times we have viewed it. We saw the show in London earlier this year and were blown away.

      We can see what Adam is saying about the drag queens lip syncing to the songs being sung by the three girls who make up the chorus. When you see live entertainment you want to see the performers…..well, perform, live. But in the film the main characters lip sync to recordings and in the real world it is almost tradition that drag queens lip sync to backing tracks. So, for this to be the way the songs were handled in the show seems only right.

      The costumes are true to the film and include the iconic “thong dress”. The centre piece of the show is Priscilla herself. For those who don’t know, Priscilla is the name of the bus that the two drag queens and the transexual use to travel to their engagement in the centre of Australia.

      The show is “tacky” in all the right ways. If you enjoy disco music, drag shows and tongue in cheek humour you will love the show. It’s easy watching and reaches the drag queen inside most gay men!

      Aug 15, 2011 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • phallus
      phallus

      I agree with Adam. Whether lip syncing is the norm with drag queens, the whole idea behind a musical is singing…. leave the lip syncing for the corner bar drag shows.

      Aug 15, 2011 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blake
      Blake

      Do any of you know where I can get a discount to PRISCILLA? So far, I found BroadwayBox for $77 Orchestra. Seems like a good deal. http://www.broadwaybox.com/shows/priscilla_queen_of_the_desert_nyc_tickets.aspx. Are there any others? I’d love to avoid having to wait in Lotto.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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