Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Critics

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Reviews: 7

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Based on the Oscar-winning hit film, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT is a hilarious, outrageous and fabulous musical road trip featuring some of the most classic dance songs of all time including “It's Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” and "I Love the Nightlife." Set in Australia, PRISCILLA follows three drag queens as they drive across the outback in a run down old bus searching for love and fulfillment and end up discovering what true friendship really means.

Reviews

Rob Stevens
"If there is anything negative to say about this production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert it's that it was over too soon. I could have disco danced all night."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Michael Van Duzer
"On their road trip, they'll encounter rednecks and win them over. They'll wear spectacularly strange outfits. And, joined by a trio of singing divas and a quartet of male chorus boys, they will lip-sync a Jerome Kern standard and a Verdi aria, go to town on a couple of 60's classics, and ignite the stage with a host of disco-era and 80's hits."

sweet - Michael Van Duzer - ShowMag - ...read full review


Dan Berkowitz
"If you ever wondered why Celebration Theatre is called Celebration Theatre, go see "Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical," the current occupant of the stage at the corner of Lexington Avenue and McCadden Place, and you'll understand: there's a party going on at every performance, and it's a glorious, exuberant, over-the-top celebration of all things that are, well, over-the-top."

sweet - Dan Berkowitz - The Los Angeles Post - ...read full review


Don Grigware
"Winning musical with triple threat performances, dynamite music and a laugh-filled book. This adaptation is extra special as it is performed in a small space and, despite its scaled-down elements, is every bit as good as the national tour."

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


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"Jessica Hanna directs an unabashedly hilarious and seriously sentimental glam-musical, with nostalgically chic choreography by Roman Pantoja, and light-tripping musical direction by Jennifer Lin, that had the audience at precision levels of teary-eyed-ness, fab, funk, spaz, boogie, (I was singing all the tunes in the back row- YES IT WAS ME!) and up for a thunderous standing ovation even before the actors could go off stage to come back out for a final bow. It was a bedazzling, uptempo, blast! - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


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"One might wonder how it might be possible to transpose the drag epic and its titular tour bus into an intimate black box theatre. This ambitious paring down is the truest magic of Celebration Theatre's effort, and the biggest slam-dunk of Jessica Hanna's direction. Pete Hickok recreates night clubs, bars, dressing rooms, the desert expanse, and a tour van from several ingenious moveable set pieces. In such a small space, this easy transformation is a wonder, but it's not the only one: Roman Pantoja's choreography cheekily defies the limitations of the tight quarters – high heels and all! - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Even lacking the Broadway original's deservedly acclaimed spectacle and scale, with standout performances and songs to get your groove thing shaking from here to Down Under, the latest from Celebration Theatre engages, delights, energizes, and inspires."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"If there is anything negative to say about this production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert it's that it was over too soon. I could have disco danced all night."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Michael Van Duzer
"On their road trip, they'll encounter rednecks and win them over. They'll wear spectacularly strange outfits. And, joined by a trio of singing divas and a quartet of male chorus boys, they will lip-sync a Jerome Kern standard and a Verdi aria, go to town on a couple of 60's classics, and ignite the stage with a host of disco-era and 80's hits."

sweet - Michael Van Duzer - ShowMag - ...read full review


Dan Berkowitz
"If you ever wondered why Celebration Theatre is called Celebration Theatre, go see "Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical," the current occupant of the stage at the corner of Lexington Avenue and McCadden Place, and you'll understand: there's a party going on at every performance, and it's a glorious, exuberant, over-the-top celebration of all things that are, well, over-the-top."

sweet - Dan Berkowitz - The Los Angeles Post - ...read full review


Don Grigware
"Winning musical with triple threat performances, dynamite music and a laugh-filled book. This adaptation is extra special as it is performed in a small space and, despite its scaled-down elements, is every bit as good as the national tour."

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Avatar
"Jessica Hanna directs an unabashedly hilarious and seriously sentimental glam-musical, with nostalgically chic choreography by Roman Pantoja, and light-tripping musical direction by Jennifer Lin, that had the audience at precision levels of teary-eyed-ness, fab, funk, spaz, boogie, (I was singing all the tunes in the back row- YES IT WAS ME!) and up for a thunderous standing ovation even before the actors could go off stage to come back out for a final bow. It was a bedazzling, uptempo, blast! - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


Avatar
"One might wonder how it might be possible to transpose the drag epic and its titular tour bus into an intimate black box theatre. This ambitious paring down is the truest magic of Celebration Theatre's effort, and the biggest slam-dunk of Jessica Hanna's direction. Pete Hickok recreates night clubs, bars, dressing rooms, the desert expanse, and a tour van from several ingenious moveable set pieces. In such a small space, this easy transformation is a wonder, but it's not the only one: Roman Pantoja's choreography cheekily defies the limitations of the tight quarters – high heels and all! - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Vanessa Kate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Even lacking the Broadway original's deservedly acclaimed spectacle and scale, with standout performances and songs to get your groove thing shaking from here to Down Under, the latest from Celebration Theatre engages, delights, energizes, and inspires."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review