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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Auditions – July 22nd & July 23rd at 7pm
Dance audition will begin promptly at 7 pm, singing auditions will follow. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. No need to sign up for an audition time, just show up a little before. Please bring a head shot and resume if you have one. Auditions are only for ages 18 and up and will receive a small stipend for being in the show. The role of Benji will be cast from our Academy program.
Rehearsals begin Aug 25th. Show runs October 11 – November 3. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Missing performances will not be allowed.
About the show:
Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling hit parade of dance floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!
Director: Chris Rodriguez
Music Director: Andrew Hendley
Choreographer: Alonzo Corona
BERNADETTE: Male or Trans Woman 40s - 60s. Baritone/tenor. Dance, singing and lip-synching ability essential; quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’; mother of the group; glamorous, oozes Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Any ethnicity.
MITZI/TICK: Male 30s - 40s. Baritone/tenor; dance, singing and lip-synching ability essential; with an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business; his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story. Any ethnicity.
FELECIA/ADAM: Male 20s - 30s. Tenor; outstanding dance, singing and lip-synching ability essential; well built, flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than the occasional bitchy streak. Any ethnicity.
BOB: Male 40s - 50s. Baritone; strong acting ability with one song; a mechanic; manly, soft-hearted Aussie bloke; has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in ‘Les Girls’ in Sydney more than twenty years ago.
SHIRLEY: Female 30s - 50s. Hardened outback bartender/waitress; good ironic comedy; character acting, singing (solo and ensemble pieces) and dancing ability (alto/belt).
MARION: Female 30s - 40s. A hotel entertainment manager; mother of 8-year-old Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick; strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother; there is a deep, unconventional affection between her and Tick; strong singing and acting; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers. Any ethnicity.
CYNTHIA: Female 20s - 30s. Asian/Eurasian; Bob’s feisty wife; a frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’, which make her very popular at the local pub; character acting, singing and dancing ability essential; must have a great physique; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 20s - 30s; excellent dancers who sing well, to play a variety of ensemble characters. Any drag experience a plus. Several performers may be required to play a variety of ensemble characters in the production, including:
THE DIVAS: Three women who carry the musical weight of the show; sassy, strong and sexy, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades; all shapes and sizes welcome, but brilliant vocalists in the disco-belt style with flexible range and strong movers a must; will also be part of the female ensemble. Any ethnicity.
MISS UNDERSTANDING: Male 30s. Fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability; sets up the tone of the show for us; must be able to work a crowd well, and look brilliant in drag; ability to deliver Tina Turner numbers convincingly a must; character acting, singing and dancing ability a must; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers. African-American.
FRANK: Male 20s - 40s. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies; a hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy; tall, strapping and very outback Australian; character acting, singing and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
JIMMY: Male 20s - 30s. Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing, and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
YOUNG BERNADETTE/FARRAH: Male 20s - 30s. Young Bernadette: the epitome of grace and glamour, gender illusion rather than drag, ‘Les Girls’ at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen; must be a brilliant mover and look stunning and believable as a woman; character acting, singing and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.