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ZACH Theatre celebrates a colorful kick-off with the Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, on stage in the Topfer Theatre September 28 – October 30, 2016.

Based on the hit 1994 film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends from Down Under who journey through the Outback in search of love, friendship, and family. With hundreds of outrageous costumes and headdresses, and a playlist of dance floor hits including “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “I Say A Little Prayer For You,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

The cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert stars Josh Denning in the role of Tick, Jack Donahue as Bernadette, and Anthony Vincent Toudjerov as Felicia along with Jackson Blackwell sharing the role of Benji; Michael Miller as Bob; Chanel Haynes-Schwartz, Sara Burke and Abena Mensah-Bonsu as Divas; and Kwame Michael Remy as Miss Understanding. The ensemble includes Lara Wright, Kim Stacy, Stephen Anthony Dominguez, Rebecca Lee Lerman, Nathan Garland, Kirk Kelso, Seth Marstrand, Boyce Templin, Kyle Kirchhoff, Hunter Regian, Michael Reyna, Devin Price, Alaina Vi Maderal and Leslie Hethcox.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is directed by ZACH Associate Artistic Director Abe Reybold (The King & I, Sophisticated Ladies, James and the Giant Peach) with Musical Direction by Allen Robertson (A Christmas Carol, Mary Poppins) and Choreography by Dominique Kelley (Sophisticated Ladies) and features fabulous scenic and costume design in collaboration with Ogunquit Playhouse.This musical is based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. with a book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.

Tickets start at $25 and are available online at, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 7 p.m. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID).

Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and runs through Sunday, October 30, with performances on Wednesdays – Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM starting starting October 8, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM at the ZACH’s Topfer Theatre at 202 South Lamar Blvd.

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Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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