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Huron Country Playhouse

Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical

The Feel-Good Musical

August 15 to September 1, 2024

Book by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott
Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

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Get ready for the ride of your life with Australia’s glittering musical masterpiece! With a spectacular array of outrageous costumes, flamboyant choreography, and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Based on the Academy Award®-winning film, this sparkling stage adaptation follows three dazzling drag queens – Mitzi, Felicia, and Bernadette – as they set out on a hilarious adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) to put on a show in a remote resort town. Along the way, a heartwarming story of acceptance and self-discovery unfolds.

Shake your groove thing to classic disco hits including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Finally,” and many more! If you rocked out to Kinky Boots or Rock of Ages, you won’t want to miss this bold blockbuster musical hailed as ‘The best feel-good show since Mamma Mia!’!

Audience Recommendation: 

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This production contains mature themes and strong language.

The story of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical champions concepts of judgment-free identity, empathy, inclusivity, the importance of belonging and hope. As is the case with most meaningful theatre, the road to this better understanding of others’ perspectives is paved with conflict. In this show, those problematic themes include strong language, theatrical violence, sexual innuendo and homophobic and transphobic slurs. Our hope is that these conflicts lead to worthwhile discussions focused on the musical’s inspirational themes and encourage us to apply the idea we all are worthy of belonging, unique and valuable.

Show Calendar

Legend:

  • Discount Day
  • Opening
  • Student Show (Not Sold Online)

Thursday

Aug 15

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Friday

Aug 16

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Saturday

Aug 17

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Sunday

Aug 18

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Tuesday

Aug 20

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Wednesday

Aug 21

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Thursday

Aug 22

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Friday

Aug 23

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Saturday

Aug 24

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Sunday

Aug 25

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Tuesday

Aug 27

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Wednesday

Aug 28

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Thursday

Aug 29

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Friday

Aug 30

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Saturday

Aug 31

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Meet The Artists

Headshot of Devin Alexander

Devin Alexander

Country Boy

Headshot of Trevor Covelli

Trevor Covelli

Errol

Headshot of Tiffany Deriveau

Tiffany Deriveau

Diva

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Headshot of Timothy Harder

Timothy Harder

Ensemble

Headshot of Kelly Holiff

Kelly Holiff

Diva

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Headshot of Gabrielle Jones

Gabrielle Jones

Shirley

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Headshot of Stacey Kay

Stacey Kay

Diva

Headshot of Lakota Knuckle

Lakota Knuckle

Ensemble

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Headshot of Billy Lake

Billy Lake

Mitzi/Tick

Headshot of Ryan Maschke

Ryan Maschke

Young Bernadette

Headshot of Mei Miyazawa

Mei Miyazawa

Cynthia

Headshot of Brad Rudy

Brad Rudy

Bob

Headshot of Adam Sergison

Adam Sergison

Pastor

Headshot of Julius Sermonia

Julius Sermonia

Jimmy

Headshot of Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel

Miss Understanding/Frank

Headshot of Christina Vegas

Christina Vegas

Bernadette

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Headshot of Trayvon Ward

Trayvon Ward

Jules

Headshot of Jesse Weafer

Jesse Weafer

Felicia/Adam

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David Connolly

David Connolly

Director & Choreographer

Darryn de Souza

Darryn de Souza

Music Director

Brian Dudkiewicz

Brian Dudkiewicz

Set Designer

Dariusz Korbiel

Dariusz Korbiel

Costume Designer

Kevin Fraser

Kevin Fraser

Lighting Designer

Allan McMillan headshot

Allan McMillan

Sound Designer

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Julius Sermonia

Julius Sermonia

Assistant Director

Headshot of Laurel Oneil

Laurel Oneil

Stage Manager

Headshot of Frances Johnson

Frances Johnson

Assistant Stage Manager

Headshot of Nadene Riehl

Nadene Riehl

Assistant Stage Manager

Headshot of Darryn de Souza

Darryn de Souza

Music Director/Piano

Headshot of Mark Laidman

Mark Laidman

Bass

Headshot of Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Drums/Perscussion

Headshot of David Myers

David Myers

Keys II

Headshot of Fred Smith

Fred Smith

Guitar


Resources

Drayton Entertainment is committed to creating safe spaces for our audience members and suggests the following local 2SLGBTQIA+ resources should you require support.

SPECTRUM is Waterloo Region’s very first 2SLGBTQIA+/Rainbow community space that offers more than 30 different groups and activities each month, including: transgender peer support groups, games nights, SPECTRUM Prime for 2SLGBTQ+ adults 50+, and Rainbow Newcomers Connect. It serves, affirms, and supports the well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Waterloo Region and welcomes all members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, their family, friends, and allies. Visit the SPECTRUM website.

OK2BME is a set of supportive services for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) and questioning kids, teens, adults, and their families in Waterloo Region. Run by Camino Wellbeing  +  Mental Health, they offer confidential counseling (in person and online), OK2BME Youth Groups for individuals 12-18, as well as public education, consulting and training around 2SLGBTQIA+ issues. Visit the OK2BME website.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT the Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com