Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Tempe's Gammage -- Can We Just Say "Wow"?

The setup: The traditional info about source material or theater history will not do justice to the extravagant stage musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. So, to build the necessary foundation, here's some trivia not included in the press packet:

  1. It's allegedly just one of those show-biz coincidences that the films The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, both of which follow three drag queens (or two drag queens and a singing, dancing transsexual) cross-country in a vehicle that breaks down where small-town locals threaten their personal safety, were in production at the same time.
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson