THE WILD PARTY
Book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Musical direction by Matthew Webb
Choreography by Gregory Daniels
Wednesday-Friday, November 9-11 and 16-18, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 and 19, 7 & 11 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
A co-production with the BW Conservatory of Music's music theatre program and the department of theatre and dance
Set in the roaring twenties, lovers Queenie, a vaudeville dancer, and Burrs, an abusive vaudeville clown, 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?
The dark tones of the show depict sex, drugs, and jazz and climax into the wildest party ever seen. The musical will be performed in an alley design, creating a much more immersive experience for the audience and inviting them in as party guests.
All tickets are general admission with seating on the balcony and the main floor.
Following Friday night performances, audiences are encouraged to attend "The After Party," a murder, mystery and mayhem-themed cabaret event featuring understudy and alternate performances.
Preceding the 11 p.m. performances on Saturday nights, audience members are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s attire for the immersive "Queenie's Club" lobby experience; this experience features a costume contest, mocktails and 1920s music to elevate the environment of the late-night show.
This play contains strong adult themes that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Queenie Cast performs:
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 11:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Kate Cast performs:
Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 11:00 p.m.
"The Wild Party" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com