Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical
It's a road show for the modern ages set to the pop music in which two drag queens and a transsexual board a battered old bus for a journey through the Australian Outback. Their goals: love, friendship and a father's desire to meet his son. The musical is said to have been the most successful one ever produced in Australia before it went to Broadway with Bette Midler as its producer. Bryan West was part of the original production on Broadway of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Musical and when offered the chance to go on tour in one of the lead roles as Adam/Felicia, he jumped at the chance. ''My character is definitely sassy. He's a smart aleck. He always goes for those one-liners,'' West says. ''He has the most to learn out of the three. He thinks he's invincible, and he's obsessed with Madonna. His dream is to climb Ayers Rock in Australia.''
With songs that include ''It's Raining Men,'' ''Finally'' and ''I Will Survive,'' the audience will be hard put not to sing along. ''Everyone can enjoy the songs they know and the costumes (which won the 2011 Tony Award in that category), and the sets are so amazing the audience just gets swept up in the fantasy,'' West says.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through October 12. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit tuts.com. $24 to $101.
Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 29. Continues through Oct. 12, 2013
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