Communique: Wilmington Premiere Of "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" By Opera House | 3/1-3/12

Mar 1, 2017

Ray Kennedy & Michelle Braxton
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Get your umbrella-it's going to be Raining Men at Thalian Hall this weekend (and through March 12) with the premiere of the disco-drenched spectacle, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. You may have seen or heard of this 1994 film, but this is the musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2011. When the rights were opened up to community theaters, Opera House Theatre Company jumped on it. One cast member told me that the show is "thought-provoking and fabulously entertaining." Director/Choreographer Ray Kennedy agrees; listen above to Ray and actress/singer Michelle Braxton talk about the show and see photos below.

Opera House Theatre Company presents "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at Thalian Hall. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3/1-4 @ 8:00pm. Sunday, 3/5 @ 3:00pm. Friday & Saturday, 3/10-11 @ 8:00pm. Sunday, 3/12 @ 3:00pm.

Musical hits you might sing along to include: It’s Raining Men, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Go West, I Say a Little Prayer, I Love the Nightlife, True Colors, Color My World, I Will Survive, Shake Your Groove Thing, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and Hot Stuff. Tickets are available online, by telephone at 910-632-2285, and at the door (Box Office opens an hour prior to performances).

The Disco Divas. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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Actor Terrill Williams. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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Actor Blaine Mowrer. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
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