THE WILD PARTY
Book, Music, and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the Poem by Joseph Moncure March
Partially Developed and Received Readings at The O'Neill Theater Center during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference
Originally Produced in New York City by The Manhattan Theatre Club
Directed & Choreographed by Todd Santa Maria
Musical Director Melissa Jones
Auditions tentatively scheduled for May 24 & 25
SHOW DATES: Sept. 14-29
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM and Sun. at 2PM
Free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., Sept. 13 at 8PM
A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.
Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?
"WILD PARTY" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (mtishows.com).
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|