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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Book by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott

Based on the Latent  Image/Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Film

May 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 2018

Sign language-interpreted performance: May 12.

(Interpretive services provided by Luna Language Services)

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About the show:

Come board the bus to fabulous! Priscilla Queen Of The Desert is a story of three Sydney, Australia, drag artists who boldly “Go West” on a road trip to Alice Springs to perform at a casino. The ulterior motive of Tick is to reconnect with his young son. Bernadette needs a distraction from her grief after the death of her lover Trumpet. And Adam wants to blatantly disrespect aboriginal sacred land and climb to the top of Ayers rock in a frock and sing Kylie Minogue tunes. Along the way they have engine  troubles, meet hostile locals and sing twenty-three 70’s dance tunes such as “I Will Survive”, “It’s Raining Men”, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “MacArthur Park”. This production will feature the original Broadway & Academy Award winning outrageous costumes from New York.

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Tick – Michael Howard
Bernadette – John Phillips
Adam – Christopher Jones
Bob – Dan Flahive
Marion – Carolyn Lynch
Benji – Rocco Meo
The Divas – Jessica Hawkins, Leigh Query, Abby Okerson
Cynthia – Sarah Marone
Shirley – Lauren Johnson
Helga – Ilissa Rassner
Male Ensemble – Chris Barber, Rick Barber, Jerry Beasley, Christian Condra, Scott Hainey, Cameron Hicks, Dennis Jones, Curtis Peters, Jonathan Scoble, Cody Wence

Production Staff:

Producer – Lucy Hunter
Director – Rich Baker
Vocal Director – John Phillips
Music Director – Damon Clevenger
Choreographer – Linda Rees
Costume Coordinators – Jeff Farley & Tricia Long
Technical Director – Christian Condra
Stage Manager – Lauren Johnson
Set Designer – Mary Lich
Light Designer – Maria Matters
Sound Designer – Eric Matters
Assistant Director – Will Wood
Development Committee Liaison – Leigh Query
Board Liaison – Keith Matters
Properties – Bill Hale
Hair/Makeup – Brandie Price

Priscilla – Adopt a Costume Fundraiser

Footlite Musicals is excited to present this fabulous musical featuring the original Broadway costumes! However, we need your help. The rental for these unusual costumes exceeds our normal budget for a musical, so we are offering special incentives for your donation.

If you donate $400.00, you will receive a private backstage tour by our director, which includes an up-close look at the Tony & Oscar Award winning rented costumes, a chance to wear one of the headpieces with your picture taken, another picture taken in the driver’s seat of the bus, acknowledgement in the program, a photo taken with a costumed character and an autographed poster of the show.

If you donate $150.00, you will receive a backstage tour and an up-close look at the Tony & Oscar Award winning rented costumes, acknowledgement in the program, a photo taken with a costumed character and an autographed poster of the show.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to be a part of an Indiana premiere Broadway musical. We hope you feel the same way and will donate to this fund. You can adopt a costume online at the $150 or $400 level by clicking the link below.  You may also mail a check to Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 and note on the check Priscilla Costume Fund.

We joyfully look forward to seeing you at our production, May 4-20, 2018.

Remember the first Sunday and all Thursday performances are $10.00 each!

For more information contact Rich Baker at development@footlite.org.

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