Kathy Petrakis

Priscilla – Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Presented by Regals Musical Society, Sep 30 – Oct 9 2022

Director: Kathy Petrakis
Musical Director: Charles Wilkinson
Choreographer: Chris Bamford

Named as runner-up for four of the big 2022 Broadway World Sydney Awards:

  • Best Choreography – Chris Bamford and Emma Stewart
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Ensemble Performance
  • Best Musical

Based on the smash-hit movie, PRISCILLA is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they had ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

It’s Raining Men, I Say A Little Prayer, Venus, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Love The Nightlife and two Kylie Medleys.


“Whatever magic they have conjured has certainly worked because the show is a visual feast. Kathy Petrakis (Director) and Callum Platt (Stage Manager) should be congratulated for not only making it all fit but for the smoothness of the bus transitions and the success of the scenery in general in what I know is a very confined performance space.  I have no doubt that this was a logistical nightmare but it was well worth any blood, sweat or tears that have been shed.”

“This Regals ‘Priscilla’ is full of heart and the audience last night loved every second of it.  You could feel the energy coming off the stage, the standing ovations were well deserved and the audience hanging around for hours after the curtain is a testament to all involved.”

Fiona Kelly for StageWhispers  https://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/priscilla-queen-desert-musical-5?fbclid=IwAR1W1WpyqdmUsx4NFbcyWvn7RXHP2ZTPBjXN-ow0Ucfg1jb_icJiIErTUFQ


Kathy Petrakis and her team deliver a show that is fun and hits all of the right buttons. “

“You can tell that this was a production with a lot of moving parts the work of Petrakis, the musical director Charles Wilkinson and Choreographer Chris Bamford is best displayed with the ensemble. When the ensemble join numbers there is an energy that can not be denied. I could literally feel the toe tapping they inspired from the audience as it shook the floor under my seat.”

Daniel Conway  – the4thwallreviews  – https://www.the4thwallreviews.com/post/the-regals-musical-society-priscilla-queen-of-the-desert-review-by-daniel-conway?fbclid=IwAR3x3ifZqLNa2AQvTBWsx7iCPWF30a-bOsgtbgDl0Jnv3iRx4dpMDbjs0UU