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“Priscilla Queen of the Desert” is wow­ing au­di­ences at Mel­bourne’s Re­gent Theatre. This iconic Aus­tralian mu­si­cal is based on the Os­car-win­ning Aus­tralian film of the same name. It tells of three friends who hop aboard a bat­tered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a life­time. Their epic jour­ney is a heart-warm­ing story of self­dis­cov­ery, sassi­ness and ac­cep­tance. Like the movie, the stage show fea­tures plenty of glit­ter, an ar­ray of more than 500 cos­tumes, 200 head­dresses and a non­stop hit pa­rade of dance­floor clas­sics in­clud­ing “It’s Rain­ing Men”, “I will Sur­vive” and “Fi­nally”. The pro­duc­tion stars Tony Shel­don as Ber­nadette, David Har­ris as Tick and Euan Doidge as Feli­cia. Sup­port­ing these three leads are Robert Grubb as out­back me­chanic Bob, Emma Pow­ell as burly bar­tender Shirl, Blake Ap­pelqvist as Miss Un­der­stand­ing, Adele Parkin­son as ho­tel en­ter­tain­ment man­ager Mar­ion, plus An­gelique Cas­si­ma­tis, Samm Ha­gen and Cle Mor­gan as sassy disco singers The Di­vas and Lena Cruz as Bob’s wife Cyn­thia.

On­go­ing, Re­gent Theatre, 191 Collins Street, Mel­bourne. 1300 111 011. priscil­lath­e­mu­si­cal.com.au

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