National Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Begins Run at Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel June 18

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
June 18, 2013

The national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which launched in Minneapolis earlier this winter, begins an 10-week Las Vegas run 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. 18. Tickets range $74.40-$173.40. An official press opening has been set for June 20.

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:

June 18-Aug. 18 at the Venetian Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 21-31 at the Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA
Sep. 3-15 at the Buell Theatre,  Denver, CO
Sept. 17-22 at ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
Sept. 29-Oct. 12 at the Hobby Center, Houston, TX
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
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 at the San Jose PAC, San Jose, 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.