Okay, it's not exactly LIVE but there will be people lip synching to the soundtrack on screen and in the audience so why not be part of it? You will enjoy the spectacle and have a great time, no doubt!
Dive into your 'treasure trunk' and pull out every bead, feather and bauble that you have. Stick 'em on over the naughty bits and show up with att-it-tude for the midnight showing of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at the RIO Theatre.
Doors open at 11.30 pm, show starts at 12 midnight and wraps up around 3am-ish
Admission is $8 if you're in costume, $10 if you're a wuss.
The double feature includes the movie, drag queen hosts & a burlesque show all for the price of admission. If you've never seen the movie and have no idea what to expect, where have you been, darling??
Stephan Elliott (EYE OF THE BEHOLDER) wrote and directed this tale of two drag queens and a transsexual that embark on a road trip to a remote resort town in the Australian desert on a bus... christened Priscilla. When Anthony "Tick"/Mitzi (Hugo Weaving of The Matrix Trilogy) is invited to perform in Alice Springs, he recruits flamboyant young stud Adam/Felicia (Guy Pearce) and the legendary, refined Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to join him. Mitzi, however, fails to disclose one important fact to his friends: his wife is the one who invited them to Alice Springs. With one big secret about to be revealed and another one up his sleeve, Mitzi is a little stressed. With long hours on the road ahead of them, the trio lip-synchs campy songs on the bus, creates fabulous costumes, and meets a multitude of colorful characters along the way including friendly aborigines, judgmental townspeople averse to drag queens, and Bob (Bill Hunter), a warmhearted mechanic who joins them for the last leg of their trip when their bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere.
Fantastic costumes and fabulous makeup abound, and fine performances are delivered all around. But perhaps most important are the implicit messages that families come in all forms, that friends can make a family, and that love really knows no boundaries.
What's not to love? Take a little inspiration from the movie trailer to whip out your fanciest duds and show up with as much attitude as you can muster. It should be a hoot!
Some fortifying beverages before the show may be in order perhaps at Toby's at 2733 Commercial Drive and 12th. Please indicate in your RSVP if you'd like to join us for pre-show cocktails. At time will be posted closer to the event.