The national tour of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” will end its Las Vegas engagement early after playing five weeks at the Venetian Hotel.
The touring production began its Vegas run June 18 and originally was scheduled to run through August 18, but will now play its final performance on July 21 after 30 performances.
“An analysis of ticket sale trends has led producers to adjust the schedule to a more compact five-week run,” said a press representative in a statement.
The stop is the longest on the national tour, and opened to good critic reviews. Base Entertainment, the company that brought the show to Vegas, praised the run.
“We are grateful to our partners and the cast, crew and producers of ‘Priscilla’ for bringing us a show we are so proud to have been a part of and to the Venetian for its enthusiastic support of the engagement,” the company said in a statement.
After the Las Vegas engagement ends, the tour is scheduled to continue at least through mid-November. The next stop is San Francisco on August 21-31. Other cities that will host the production include Tempe, Ariz.; Houston; San Diego; Costa Mesa, Calif. and San Jose, Calif.
Here’s how the official website for the tour describes the story”
This outrageously fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.
Based on the 1994 film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” the musical features 20 dance classics including “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive.” The current tour is the first-ever U.S. national tour. The production originally appeared in Sydney, Australia, where it ran for two years.