Firstly, I would just love to say a huge Congratulations to darling Tony Sheldon and his cast in Priscilla on Broadway with the box office having joined the league of the million-dollar mega musicals, like Wicked.
As noted the infamous NY critics gave the show a luke warm reception when it opened but audiences have been flocking to see it. It is a joyous celebration of the true love, family and of course the Absurd.
But as with every Comedy the darker subtext exists, rascism, homophobia, isolation and red necks as well as a plea to not marginalise and vilify sub-cutures of society. Our hearts and souls have the same desires and dreams as each other, that remind us of the quintessential human condition.
Not that's what is crossing audience members minds as they sip their pink Priscilla cocktails, sing a long to Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. It is a fun night out during tight economic times... exactly when the great musicals have always stepped up and had huge stage success with the public.
May Priscilla be Grand Dame of the Great White Way for months to come. Keep those high heels kicking Tony ;-)