Did you know that the most complex costumed show to ever grace the stage of Pima Theatre opens on Thursday, February 22nd? That’s right, you have scant few days to design a fabulous new costume to show it off at Glitter & Glam, Opening Night At The Oasis!
Queens, To Your Costumes!
Create your most incredible costume to win great prizes at the grand opening! But we’ll get to that later, first I want to talk about the amazing costumes you’ll see on stage.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is by far the most complex, detailed, and nuanced production Pima Theatre has ever produced. Pulling this off required the talents of four fantastic costume designers: Kathy Hurst, Chris Allen, Julio Hernandez and McKay Keith. These amazing designers are pumping out an incredible 500 costume pieces for over 20 different student actors!
Now, back to you 😉 Glitter & Glam – Opening Night At The Oasis is the pre-show for the grand opening, starting at 6:30 at the Center for the Arts. It will be a huge event in it’s own right! Featuring various production-themed contests, you are encouraged to attend in drag or your favorite sparkly outfit for your chance to win wonderful prizes. There will even be Tucson’s favorite Drag Queen Stars on hand to give you a few pointers!
Activities include glamorous lip-syncing and an ankle-busting high heel relay. Bring your friends and take lots of fun pictures in the photo booth. The festivities will draw to a close at 7:30, when the opening night performance begins.
What is Priscilla, Queen of the Desert About?
A wonderful musical, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, is a soulful, inspiring, wild romp following two drag queens and a transgender woman’s quest to perform a drag show in a remote Australian town. Charrioted by a broken-down bus, lovingly named Priscilla, they must make it all the way to their dusty desert destination, Alice Springs. Come along with them as they encounter an array of colorful characters and overcome bigotry and close-mindedness!
Come for The Costumes, but Stay for The Amazing Show!