Monday, March 21, 2011

BROADWAY’S PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL:: glitter & levitating divas galore

Last night I attended the opening night of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”,  Broadways interpretation of the Aussie cult classic film. Priscilla and Muriel's Wedding were a pre-requisite to my college extra circular films. It was a star studded filled audience; Bette Midler, Christie Brinkley, Guy Pearce, Renee Zellweger, Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Daryl Roth, Bruce Vilanch and of course many drag queens and performers; Flotilla DeBarge, Bianca Del Rio, Sherry Vine, Logan Hardcore, and the adorable Charlotte Rae from Facts of Life sat 2 rows in front of me. The Broadway version lost some of the dark humor and interest of the film. It seems to be adapted for a more American stage flavor that leaves nothing for the imagination. Nonetheless, the campy music was as infectious as Mama Mia, and all the drag queen glitter costumes & levitating divas uplifted my spirits. Most importantly it succeeded in whisking me off to a wondrous fantasia dreamy world for a couple of hours-Katrina Kelly Jewelry Blog




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