Monday, June 03, 2013

You'll be sorry if you miss 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert: The Musical'

Note: This is not a sponsored post. We did get free tickets through my girls' school, but it's not required that we write a review, only that we share the excitement of live theater with our teens. And keep them away from the bar. I know I succeeded with at least one of those. 

Last week I saw 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert: The Musical' at the Pantages Theatre. Put on your Lycra jumpsuit, your neon wig, your six-inch platforms and run, walk, sashay and boogie on over to see it because it is FANTASTIC.

Seriously, this was one of the best, most entertaining shows I've seen in a long time. If I didn't run the risk of embarrassing my kids and all of their friends who I was sitting with, I would have jumped out of my seat, threw my hands in the air and boogie-oogie-oogied in the aisles as soon as the first strains of 'I Will Survive' started booming from the stage. Teenagers, consider yourselves warned.

It had all the makings of the perfect show – a heartfelt story, great acting, the best music, amazing costumes and hellacious wigs to die for. Check this out:

Photo: Joan Marcus
Did I mention the music? Donna Summer, Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Gloria Gaynor and more. It was love at first sight with the opening number, when three turned-out divas descend from the heavens singing 'It's Raining Men.' And don't get me started on my favorite scene, where you will hear the most creative, awesome use of the song 'MacArthur Park' ever in the history of using songs in theater.

And about those teenagers – I don't think I've ever seen them so excited about a show. They were laughing, clapping and singing along through the whole thing. I actually heard one of them say, "Dude, this show is LIFE," which roughly translates to "Dude, so much better than being at home on Facebook."

So, if you can get over to the Pantages to see the show in the next couple of weeks before it closes, DO IT. Otherwise, you're going to feel like you left your cake out in the rain, and I don't think I can take it.
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'Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical runs through June 16 at the Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Call for more info and to purchase tickets (800) 982-2787 or click here.

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