Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical at BPA, October 13 - 29

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL
October 13 – 29: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, October 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts

Take a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL recounts the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends – Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio, who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up reaching their wildest dreams.

This wildly fresh and funny musical features a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife.

The BPA artistic team for this production features a trio of award winners: A Seattle based director, choreographer, performer and arts educator, Director Jessica Low was the 2014 Gregory Award recipient for Outstanding Choreography for The Wild Party produced by Sound Theatre Company. Musical Director Brandon Peck received a Broadway World Award for Music Direction for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar at SMT and a Gypsy Rose Lee Award nomination for music direction on Toxic Avenger with StageRight. Costume Designer Barbara Klingberg received a Broadway World Award for Best Costume Design for BPA’s Amadeus in 2016 and Reboot Theater’s 1776 in 2015.

The dazzling cast includes DIVAS Melissa Fleming, Hannah Knapp-Jenkins and Emily Welter, with Troy Wageman as TICK (MITZI), Matty McCaslin as BERNADETTE, Bo Mellinger as ADAM (FELICIA), Ellen Dessler as MARION, Gregory Conn as MISS UNDERSTANDING, Doug Knoop as BOB, Melissa Fleming as CYNTHIA, Joey Chapman as JIMMY, Trey Field-Bennett as BENJI, Michelle Abad as SHIRLEY, Cailin Mackenzie as FARRAH / YOUNG BERNADETTE, and featuring ensemble members Shane Patrick Hoffmann, Mariesa Genzale, Andrea Ogg, Josh Wingerter, Ben Wynant, and Derek Villanueva.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL appears at BPA October 13 – 29, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT – THE MUSICAL is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide and is Suitable for mature audiences.

We’re grateful to our Community Partner, Bainbridge Pride. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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