Casting Confirmed for the Westchester Premiere of Lippa's WILD PARTY
Casting has been confirmed for Little Radical Theatrics' latest offering, the Westchester premiere of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, which is slated to play a limited engagement in January 2012. The "sizzling, vital and groundbreaking" jazz-tinged musical will star Britain Gebhardt as Queenie, Michael Mirra - who will also be directing - as Burrs, Melissa Bayern as Kate, and Sean Scott as Mr. Black?.
The cast will also feature Alejandro Funes and Jacob Schilling as Phil and Oscar d'Armano, Danny Carliso as Eddie, Arielle Haller-Silverstone as Mae, Stephanie Viegas as Madelaine True, and Josh Bardier as Jackie. Rounding out the company will be Markiss Robert as Max, Adam Ferguson as Reno, Christina Dallons as Dolores, Jack McGuirk and Danielle Ricciardi as Sam and Rose Himmelstein, Alaina Steinberg as Ellie, C.J. Schwartz as Peggy, Anna Moscovic as Nadine, and Taje Champagnie as Kegs.
The production will also feature original choreography by Jessica Bittner and musical direction by Kaitlin Carey. Production stage manager is Mickey Melillo.
Here's how LRT describes the show: "Winter in Westchester heats up with the mounting of the high-octaine musical, THE WILD PARTY! With book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (john and jen, Broadway's The Addams Family), The Wild Party features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written. This rowdy, decadent musical, based on the notorious 1920s poem, tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville couple whose relationship is marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, mirroring the times in which they live. They decide to throw a party to end all parties, inviting an assortment of people living on The Edge for one wild evening in their Manhattan apartment. As the clock ticks on, relationships are forged and torn apart, and ultimately becomes the greatest night they'll ever regret."
For further information on the show and the rest of the 2011-12 season, please visit: http://www.littleradicaltheatrics.com.