Photo Flash: Sound Theatre's THE WILD PARTY Begins Tonight
Sound Theatre Company concludes their summer of provocative theatre at Bainbridge Performing Arts with Andrew Lippa's sexy and searing THE WILD PARTY, a musical inspired by Joseph Moncure March's banned 1928 poem about the excesses of the Jazz Age. For all who enjoy Rent or Chicago, this dark, erotic descent is a must-see -at BPA, tonight, September 13 through the 15th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
In THE WILD PARTY, a group of burlesque performers join together for a wild, erotic evening in the Manhattan apartment of vaudevillians Queenie and Burrs, when a newcomer complicates their strained relationship and challenges their decadent and thrill-seeking high living.
THE WILD PARTY is directed by Corey McDaniel (Artistic Director of Theater22), with musical direction by Carl Petrillo and choreography by Jessica Low. Set and lighting design are by the Gypsy Award-recognized Richard Schaefer, with costume design by Candace Frank (Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders).
Andrew Lippa's musical adaptation is one of two based on the same source material that were staged in New York during the 1999-2000 theater season. The production featured Julia Murney, Idina Menzel, Brian D'Arcy James and Taye Diggs, and received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, along with Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for production elements. Lippa has been the creative force behind many of Broadway's biggest hits including the revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Addams Family (Tony nominee).
Recommended for ages 18 and up, THE WILD PARTY contains very adult situations, including brief moments of nudity. THE WILD PARTY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Visit online at http://bainbridgeperformingarts.org/collections/2013-2014-season/products/wild-party.
Photo Credit: Ken Holmes