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Theatre Review: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

04 June 2013

Who's ready for a fun girls' night @ the Pantages?

Before we headed out to Los Angeles,
my girlfriend V and I grabbed salads and soups at Panera Bread.

When we arrived at the Pantages in Hollywood we immediately found ourselves surrounded by drag queens and spotted a red carpet with flash bulbs going off. Curious, we questioned a photographer who said that it was "Drag Queen Night @ Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". Pulling out my camera, I had to get some shots of the amazing costumes and platforms we saw. Gosh, these (wo)men could out-walk many girls I know!
Michael Jackson look-a-like

Couture diva! She brought her own hairspray!

Miss Mardi Gras, no?
And now for the show... I went into the show knowing hardly anything but hoping for a fun and carefree girls' night out with my friend V. And boy were we lucky! The music included all-time favorites such as Material Girl, MacArthur Park, and It's Raining Men and could be best described as Mamma Mia on steroids.

The show's costumes and sets were over-the-top hilarious! The number of feathers, fringe, tinsel, platform heels, pink feather boas, disco jumpsuits and Daisy Dukes was endlessMy all-time favorite was the 1st act MacArthur Park. The ensemble were decked out in gigantic cupcake costumes with candles on their heads and umbrellas dripping with streamers. Check out a promo photo below.

(c) Joan Marcus
My main concern had been that the three main characters, two drag queens and one transsexual, would face oppression from religious homophobes.  Thankfully, that was NOT the case and here comes my little cheer of gratitude. The bullies in the musical turned out to be red-necked hicks. The primary bully was in fact an obese, mullet-wearing red-neck woman. (Odd.) 

[On that same note, please be aware that this is not appropriate for children because there are several utterances of the F words and there are two strong homophobic scenes where our two drag queens are attacked by the above mentioned red-necked hicks.]  

So would I recommend seeing this show during the remainder of its LA stop? Yes, 100% yes. 
You will laugh, tap your foot non-stop
and be unable to stop clapping out of delight during the entertaining curtain call.
And be forewarned that you'll likely leave humming an 80's favorite.



Kissies!
Joy Michelle

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