Priscilla extends Joburg season into June

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Showtime Management, SA producer of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is extending the Joburg season at the Teatro to June 18 and adding a Worker’s Day performance. The show opens on 29 April and, although originally scheduled to close on 28 May, popular demand has led to the show being extended until 18 June 2017.

Since Priscilla opened in Cape Town over a week ago, to critical acclaim, the show has received nightly standing ovations and rave reviews. The rapturous applause at every performance is loud enough to almost literally lift the roof of Artscape’s Opera House. Accolades from media and audiences alike are synonymous in their delight at seeing the multi-talented 28-member all-South African “Priscilla” cast on the stage.

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Cape Town businesswoman, Janine Smith, firmly believes that “anyone who experiences Priscilla and is not WOWED, doesn’t have a pulse. I can’t begin to explain what an extraordinary extravaganza this is. You HAVE to see it.” On-line reviewer, Rebecca Butler of DK Expressions says: “I think I need to read the dictionary to learn more adjectives, because words cannot describe how LAVISH this show is.” WeekendSpecial.co.za sums up the show: “Without giving too much away – it’s really awesome to watch the sets, the costumes and the cast surprise one in every scene – take our word for it that Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical is totally worth the visit.” The fervour of Cape Town audiences has spread to the Highveld, setting the demand for tickets at a premium, says Showtime Management’s Hazel Feldman, who encourages patrons to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Priscilla Queen of the Desert

This year’s Worker’s Day public holiday falls on Monday 1 May, making the last April weekend a three-day break or even a five-day holiday if 27 April public holiday and Friday 28 April are added. What better way to end the long weekend on a high note than at Priscilla the Musical’s 18:00 Worker’s Day public holiday performance at the Teatro, Montecasino? This show is sure to start the week on a high note!

Plus, Showtime Management is offering a special new group discount offer of 10% for bookings of six or more tickets valid for the two top tier ticket prices at any show except the Saturday 20:.00 show.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a heart-warming and uplifting tale of three drag artist friends who hop aboard a battered old bus aka “Priscilla” and go off on the adventure of a lifetime through the Australian Outback to perform in Alice Springs. On the way 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! #PriscillaSA

Hop on board the bus for the most entertaining journey ever. It’s the most fun you’ll have in the theatre. 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, 011 367 4250 or montecasino.reservations@tsogosun.com. Stay current on the latest news through social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #PriscillaSA

 

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