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Priscilla Queen of the Desert Returns to Auckland for 2016

Friday 11 September 2015

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Returns to Auckland for 2016

Get ready for the musical bus journey of your life!

The critically acclaimed musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert – based on the hit film – is returning to the New Zealand stage in 2016.

The record-breaking stage spectacular that sold 100,000 tickets in the six amazing weeks it was here in 2008 will be performed at The Civic in Auckland next October. It will feature an international touring cast and returns to our shores by popular demand, brought by the producers of the current smash hit Cats as well as Singin’ In the Rain, The Sound of Music and Annie.

Producer Garry McQuinn says that one of the great highlights of Priscilla’s first Australasian tour was the wonderful reception it received from the New Zealand audience at The Civic.

“A decade later in 2016, our pink bus will re-visit the Land Of The Long White Cloud.  She’s done a few kilometres since then - having been around the world a number of times with 17 international productions ... including those on the West End and Broadway. She’s more fabulous than ever and I’m delighted to be bringing her back.”

Fans are urged to sign up to the waitlist today to avoid the disappointment many experienced last time when the season sold out. Waitlist at and be first in the queue when the tickets go on sale.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert -- based on the hit 1994 film of the same name -- is a heart-warming and uplifting tale of three friends as they hop aboard a battered old bus and go off on the adventure of a life-time across the Australian outback. 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 dancefloor 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!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert has already been seen by close to 5 million people and grossed in excess of $300 million worldwide to become the most successful Australian musical of all time. a Priscilla Queen of the Desert double CD of original artist recordings was awarded Gold album status in July 2007 and due to popular demand an original cast CD was released in September 2007.

The Priscilla musical was last in Auckland in 2008.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Auckland - Actual dates to be confirmedThe Civic