Priscilla, Queen of the Desert | The Broadway at Pride Arts Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 19 2017

If news networks report a worldwide sequin and glitter shortage in the coming weeks, blame the evil geniuses behind Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Pride Films and Plays. When Sydney drag queen Tick, alias Mitzi Mitosis (Jordan Phelps), is asked to drive his act in a van to far-away Alice Springs so he can finally meet his long-lost son, he cons his show partners Felicia Jollygoodfellow (Luke Meierdiercks) and Bernadette (the legendary Honey West) into joining him for the ragtag ride of their lives across the outback. This bejeweled and bedazzled jukebox musical, inspired by the Australian cult film of the same name, had a brief run on Broadway in 2012. Pride Films and Plays has put its seal to some brilliant new work of late, so inaugurating its new home on North Broadway with this barn-busting hero’s journey of three queens on the road to glory seems only right. Meierdiercks shines as Felicia. —Max Maller

Price: $10-$40


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