The spectacular Aussie Drag all-singing, all-dancing Prada’s Priscillas: An All-Male Revue is sashaying into Caloundra next month.
Headlined by six-foot-something drag sensation Prada Clutch, the show is a 90-minute party – a riotous celebration of drag starting at the birthplace of Australian drag – the famous Les Girls.
Monique Kelly, who was part of the legendary Les Girls showgirls from 1973 to 1997, is creative director of Prada’s Priscillas.
Kelly said “every night at Les Girls was like New Year’s Eve” and the Prada’s Priscillas show recaptures that same celebratory spirit.
Prada told QNews Magazine, “We designed the show with just one thing in mind: fun.”
“I love that the audience is able to forget the worries of the world and join um s in a high-camp romp through the history of Aussie drag.”
With mentors like Monique Kelly, Carlotta, and the late Simone Troy, it’s no wonder the show so successfully reignites the energy of the iconic Kings Cross show.
From Les Girls, Prada invites everyone onto the bus with her beautiful ‘girls’ and four gorgeous dancing men for a trip across the Australian outback.
It’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert time and the audience are inevitably on their feet dancing to hits like I Love The Nightlife, Go West and – of course – I Will Survive.
After Priscilla, the show moves onto the musical icons of today; the divas who inspire drag performances worldwide.
‘Thank you for the music’
There’s often a double take when the audience realises Prada Clutch is not miming Cher perfectly – she is singing Cher perfectly!
Prada also covers songs by everyone from Lady Gaga to ABBA in the show.
“We do the Priscilla stuff, but we also do where Priscilla came from, the Les Girls, the original showgirls of our time,” she said.
“It’s quite a broad thing with some ABBA – you’ve got to thank someone for the music, so there it is.
“I think everything comes from somewhere and it’s important to pay tribute to them where possible and appropriate.”
Choreographed by Steven Clarke – who has worked with both Dannii and Kylie Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross – the show is also a visual spectacular, promising more feathers than Las Vegas and more glitter than Mardi Gras!
Prada’s Priscilla’s: An All-Male Revue will be at The Events Centre in Caloundra on Friday, November 23. Tickets are available from pradaspriscillas.com