National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Will Play Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
17 Apr 2013

Bryan West
Bryan West

The national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which launched in Minneapolis earlier this winter, will play an 11-week Las Vegas run beginning June 18 at the Venetian Hotel.

The juke-box musical, which includes songs by Tina Turner, The Village People, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Donna Summer, is adapted from the film "The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert." Priscilla will play Las Vegas through Aug. 31. Tickets range $74.40-$173.40.

Simon Phillips (Love Never Dies) directed the Broadway production. It is written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. Priscilla has choreography by Ross Coleman.

The cast is headed by Wade McCollum (Tick/Mitzi), Scott Willis (Bernadette) and Bryan West (Adam/Felicia) as the "trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed."



Joe Hart plays Bob in a cast that also includes Emily Afton, Nik Alexzander, John Capes, Andrew Chappelle, Shane Davis, Alex DeLeo, Taurean Everett, Christy Faber, Amy Hillner, Bre Jackson, Chris Klink, David Koch, Ralph Meitzler, Alex Ringler, Babs Rubenstein, Travis Taber, Brit West, Will B. Whitesell and Chelsea Zeno.

With over 500 Tony Award-winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical features over 20 dance-floor favorites including “It's Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.”  The musical opened on Broadway March 20, 2011, and played its final performance June 24, 2012, after 23 previews and 526 performances.

The show has musical supervision and arrangements by Stephen "Spud" Murphy, set design by Brian Thomson, costumes by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald, and make-up design by Cassie Hanlon.

The current tour itinerary follows:

Now through April 21 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando, FL
May 14-26 at the Music Hall,  Dallas, TX
May 28-June 16 at the Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 18-Aug. 31 at the Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Sep. 3-15 at the Buell Theatre,  Denver, CO
Sept. 17-22 at ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
Oct. 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Center, San Diego, CA
Oct. 22-27 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
Nov. 5-10 at the Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
Nov. 12-17 at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

For more information visit priscillaontour.com.