Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Costume – “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” won an Oscar for best costume design and was nominated for two Golden Globes: for best motion picture comedy or musical and for best performance by an actor for Terence Stamp. (Courtesy / SIFF)
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Unify Sedona to present “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Extravaganza as the grand finale of Gay Pride Month celebrations on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theater.
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Costume
Dressing up is encouraged, so… come dress up in your favorite “Queen of the Desert” outfit and join the party! Prizes will be awarded for most shocking costume, best themed costume and best headpiece. The film will be followed by a champagne reception in the courtyard.
Priscilla Queen Of The Dessert Costume
Take a photo in our “Priscilla” in the theater courtyard. And you never know what surprise your guests might get!
Good company, song, laughter and fun… Is there a better way to spend an evening? We promise a unique event that you will never forget!
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to go on tour, he invites fellow crossdresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transgender Bernadette (Terence Stamp). The three artists travel in their colorful bus named Priscilla through the Australian desert, performing to enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two artists learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their performance and their friendship.
“The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” won an Oscar for best costume design and was nominated for two Golden Globes: for best motion picture comedy or musical and for best performance by an actor for Terence Stamp.
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At Unify Sedona, we celebrate diversity by organizing events and building community partnerships in a safe forum of mutual understanding. We provide educational opportunities that honor our pillars, including nondiscrimination, youth and education, health and aging, and transgender issues. We are grateful for the positive connections we have made in rural Northern Arizona.
Tickets are $12 or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, call 928-282-1177. The theater and film festival office is located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in west Sedona. For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.is is finally back on the road after a pesky virus put the show on hold last year. The cast and crew donned glitter, feathers and high heels to liven up the camp’s celebration of drag queens and the LGBQI+ community.
In case you somehow missed the 1994 cult film, drag queens Tick and Felicia, along with transsexual Bernadette, leave the seedy drag clubs of Sydney and embark on an epic adventure through the Australian desert to perform at a concert in Alice Springs. In a dilapidated old bus, named Priscilla, they encounter secrets and surprises, new friends and new enemies, always in a shiny, dazzling style.
With a soundtrack of jukebox classics and a celebration of our beautiful Australian landscape, it’s hard not to smile and sing along.
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Director Adam Haynes has a lot on his plate assembling a cast of 45 and an even larger cast of over 1,000 costumes – which often steal the show. Fans of the original costumes – designed by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner for both the film (which won an Oscar for best costumes) and the 2006 musical – will not be disappointed. Costume coordinator Joy Sweeney has access to Origin’s stage costumes, which were used throughout the show’s international tour and added a lot of color and emotion to each scene. It’s worth paying the ticket price to see the final issue in action.
The execution took some time to gain momentum; loud microphone static was distracting throughout the performance, and microphone signals were delayed, making some dialogue and singing difficult to hear. The band felt detached from the stage, soloists sometimes struggled to be heard in the band’s singing – and in a performance with so many famous one-liners, it could be easy to rely too heavily on a strong script to keep the performance going, and the stumbles of mishaps felt sharper.
However, halfway through the first act, the cast and orchestra found their rhythm, and then there was an eclectic explosion of energy that radiated from the stage and hit the audience with a bang. When the cast is having fun on stage, the audience naturally follows suit and everyone in the room has a great time. This is a performance in which the band created a wow effect on stage, and choreographer Janina Hamerlock created movement on stage that was energetic but not chaotic.
Leading characters Tick (Brent Dolaherty), Bernadatte (Glenn Morris) and Felicia (Tom Gustard) proved that they made the right casting choice, giving their iconic roles their own style. However, these were the three Divas – Nikole Music, Jessica Zamprogno and Karen Oliver – whose voices rose in beautiful harmony, causing enthusiastic applause. Sarah Dolan’s Shirley will have you giggling as she parades around… well, you’ll see. Geoff Stone’s mechanic Bob brought a wonderful gentleness that balanced the sassy, light-hearted humor, and Susana Downes was perfect as Cynthia in
Costumes, 3 Flying Divas, 1 Spectacular Bus
Haynes faces the challenge of taking the themes and humor of 1994 and presenting them in 2021. Some scenes, although iconic, have a slightly different flavor considering recent events. The Asian tropics of prostitutes, the ban on climbing Uluru… at what point do we allow art to exist as a time capsule of its era, and when do we refresh it, modernizing it to suit the present day? The reviewer doesn’t know the answer.
Kate is a writer and jazz enthusiast who is happiest when she has a strong latte on hand and a dog to pet. If you are what you eat, Kate will be approximately 68% Halloumi cheese, 22% red wine and 10% maraschino cherries. Born and raised in Melbourne’s Yara Valley, she has traveled around Australia working in media; accordingly, she entered her vocabulary of phrases such as “you’re beautiful”, “what a great day” and “let’s go to Bunnings for the booty”. Now he happily calls home to Sydney, where he writes radio ads you probably hate.