Priscilla Queen of the Dessert is an uplifting and hilarious story of three drag queens that hop on board a bus (Priscilla) and embark on the grandest journey of their lifetime through the Aussie Outback to perform in Alice Springs. Throughout their journey, they encounter various obstacles but what they also find, is a lifelong friendship and bond.
The trio of Traveling drag queens are… Tick/Mitzi (Daniel Buys), Adam/Felicia (Phillip Schnetler) and Bernadette (David Dennis), who perform with gusto, grit and complete professionally. Daniel Buys gives an outstanding performance thats is both heart-warming and sentimental as Tick, a man that has to take responsibility for his future family life.
Phillip Schnetler as Adam gave an energetic, sassy and grand performance filled with dancing singing and a few splits here and there oh and not to forget his exceptional toned legs that make a very prominent and welcome appearance. David Dennis as Bernadette compellingly dominated as the classy matriarch bringing a combination of sarcasm, vulnerability, sophistication and sass to the performance which is something not easily done.
Honorable mention should go to the Divas and Ensemble who gave a vibrant and energetic performance. At some points the choreography was slightly messy but it sort of fitted into the performance and the style of the show.
If you’re looking for an eclectic, fun filled evening make sure you go an see this outstanding performance, its definitely something you won’t regret and you will leave feeling satisfied, energized, filled with glee and have a somewhat new take and respect for all the men in drag!!!
Artscape – Until April 23
Montecasino April 29 – May 18.
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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL…
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.
Directed by Simon Phillips. Resident director: Anton Luitingh.
Musical director: Bryan Schimmel.
Cast: David Dennis, Daniel Buys, Phillip Schnetler, James Borthwick, Thembeka Mngun, Taryn-Lee Buys, Londiwe Dhlomo-Dlamini, Candice van Litsenborgh, Candida Mosoma, Chantal Herman, Darius Engelbrecht, Ryan Flynn, Michael Fullard, Zane Gillion, Craig Hawks, Samuel Hyde, Dirk Joubert, Tshepo Ncokoane, Logan Timbre, Henk Opperman, Jonathan Raath, Michael Wallace, Duane Alexander, Donau Brazer, Nadine Grobbelaar.