Priscilla - CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
BERNADETTE – 40's-50's male who also plays drag.
A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with both wit and sensitivity.
A baritone/tenor voice; and good dance ability, singing and lip-synching ability essential
MITZI/ TICK – 30's to early 40's male.
With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8-year-old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story.
A BARITONE/TENOR VOICE; AND GOOD DANCE ABILITY, SINGING AND LIP-SYNCHING ABILITY ESSENTIAL
FELICIA/ ADAM –20's to 30's male.
Very well maintained physical features with outstanding character acting.
A flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers.
A TENOR VOICE; AND GOOD DANCE ABILITY, SINGING AND LIP-SYNCHING ABILITY ESSENTIAL
THE DIVAS – 20's-40's females.
Sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. Strong vocalists in the disco-belt style is a must.
BOB – late 40's-early 60's male.
Strong acting ability.
A mechanic. Typical laconic attitude, soft hearted Aussie bloke who spent years wandering around the world only to find he was better off where he started. Has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in ‘Les Girls’ in Sydney more than twenty years ago.
SHIRLEY – 40's-50's female.
Hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability – solo and ensemble pieces.
MARION – 30's-early 40's female.
A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi).
A strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother.
Strong singing and acting.
CYNTHIA – 20's-early 30's Asian/Eurasian female.
Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home.
Character acting, dance and singing ability essential.
MISS UNDERSTANDING – 20's-30's male also plays drag.
A fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability.
MALE ENSEMBLE - Males, 18 – 40's.
Excellent dancers who sing well. All play a variety of ensemble characters. Any drag experience a plus.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Females, 18 - 40's.
dancers & singers. Will play a variety of ensemble characters.
FRANK – late 20's-mid 30's male.
Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy.
Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.
JIMMY- 20's-30's male.
Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble.
YOUNG BERNADETTE/ FARRAH- 20's-30's male.
Young Bernadette: the epitome of grace and glamour,gender illusion rather than drag, 'Les Girls' at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen. Character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble.