Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion. Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drive from Sydney to the remote town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favour to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father.
As they head west, Tick, Adam, and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colourful characters. After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realize that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her partner. Upon reaching
Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin. The trio perform at the casino and realize that they have forged a bond that will last forever. Full of well-known pop songs and supported by three divas flying high above the stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.
So Popera Productions will cast a total of 20 people, 3 male principals, 3 female principals, 5 male supporting principals, 3 female supporting principals, 1 male child supporting principal and 5 male ensemble. All roles apart from Benji will be required to be 18+ at the time of audition.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert will open on Friday January 21 at 7:30pm and close on Saturday January 29 2022.
The Production Team
Producer: Mal Copeland
Director: Amy Copeland
Music Director: Peter Copeland
Vocal Director: Nella Magnante
Choreographer: Teagan Huntsdale
Assistant Choreographer: Dane Sanderson
Auditions will be taking place on:
Saturday July 17
Sunday July 18
The Dance Affinity 14B Investigator Drive, Unanderra.
If you are unavailable to attend the auditions in person, we invite you to audition via a video submission. Please contact us at email@example.com to receive the choreography videos and character specific audition material. You will need to present the dance audition, vocal audition and reading in your video and submit it to the auditions email address no later than 5pm on Saturday July 17 for consideration.
For more information: https://www.sopopera.com.au