Don’t miss the Priscilla Bus on Mother’s Day

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MOTHER’S DAY OR ANY DAY, DON’T MISS THE PRISCILLA BUS
MOTHER’S DAY OR ANY DAY, DON’T MISS THE PRISCILLA BUS

Valid only for Mother’s Day, this Sunday’s 2pm and 6pm performances of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” is spoiling moms with a special 50% ticket discount offer.

The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning hit film, made its Johannesburg premiere with two performances at The Teatro, Montecasino on Saturday, 29 April 2017 to rapturous applause and standing ovations. Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all-South African cast, Priscilla is on stage at The Teatro, Montecasino until Sunday, 18 June. Tickets are on sale at Computicket. The show is brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA.

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Since Priscilla ‘arrived’ in Johannesburg, the show continues to wow audiences at every performance, with applause loud enough to almost lift the roof of The Teatro. Accolades from media and audiences alike are synonymous in their delight at seeing much-awaited performances of the multi-talented cast who in some instances have been hailed as better than their overseas counterparts. Renowned Arts journalist and critic Peter Feldman wrote in the Tonight: “Once in a while a show comes along that blows you away like a desert storm” while Lesley Stones of the Daily Maverick called the show “salacious, saucy and screamingly funny” and Leon van Nierop quoted on Artslink.co.za, “ If ever a production deserved a standing ovation with audience members literally screaming their admiration, this is it”. Singer Timothy Moloi says “There are so many clever surprises that you’ll be amazed and delighted. Go and see it! You will love it!” Beeld’s Teresa Coetzee raved about the creativity of the production. “Kostuums, creativiteit and klank in “Priscilla” slaam die asem weg.”

While local audiences are caught in Priscilla’s ”fabulousness”, visiting SA-born award-winning Broadway star, Amra-Faye Wright, who was recently in South Africa enjoyed watching the show; incidentally, she performed on the same stage where she played the leading role of Velma Kelly in the international hit production of Chicago The Musical in 2008. Amra has played this role on the West End and for the past twelve years on Broadway and she has appeared on three Chicago billboards in New York’s Times Square. “It’s a wonderful production,” says Amra-Faye. “This is the first time I am seeing the show and honestly, it’s the ‘funnest’ night out ever.”

Valid only for this Sunday’s 2pm and 6pm performances, “Priscilla” is spoiling moms with a special 50% ticket discount offer. Buy two tickets and receive a special Mother’s Day 50% of the second ticket only. Hurry, limited tickets available so book now at Computicket. Terms and conditions apply. Make a date this Sunday with your mom at The Teatro, Montecasino to enjoy what “Priscilla” promises is the most fun you will have in the theatre.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a heart-warming and uplifting tale of three drag artist friends played by David Dennis, Daniel Buys and Phillip Schnetler who hop aboard a battered old bus aka “Priscilla” and go off on the adventure of a life-time through the Australian Outback, to perform in Alice Springs. On the way they meet a mechanic played by James Borthwick who joins them as they find friendship, love and far more than they ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over 500 award-winning costumes, 200 extraordinary head-dresses and a hit parade of dance-floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Board the bus! Share your “fabulousness” and spoil mom this Mother’s Day. Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. This musical contains some strong language and adult themes, therefore parental guidance is recommended for children under the age of 12.

For further information visit www.showtime.co.za or www.montecasino.co.za or www.artscape.co.za Special hospitality packages as well as Show & Stay packages available from Montecasino Hospitality & Corporate Events, (011) 3674250 or montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com. Stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #PriscillaSA

 

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