Photo Flash: Osnes and Sands in La Jolla's BONNIE & CLYDE
La Jolla Playhouse recently announced the complete cast of its world-premiere musical Bonnie & Clyde, music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance), book by Ivan Menchell (The Cemetery Club, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), with direction and musical staging by Jeff Calhoun (Deaf West's Big River and Pippin, Grease!), playing November 10 - December 20, 2009 in The Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre.
The cast features Tony Award-nominee Stark Sands (Journey's End, Twelfth Night) as "Clyde," Laura Osnes (South Pacific, Grease) as "Bonnie," Two time Emmy Award-winner Mare Winningham (St. Elmo's Fire, off-Broadway's 10 Million Miles) as "Emma," Melissa Van Der Schyff (Deaf West's Big River) as "Blanche," Wayne Duvall as "Sheriff," Claybourne Elderas "Buck," and Chris Peluso as "Ted." The ensemble includes Leslie Becker, Daniel Cooney and Michael Lanning, as well as San Diego actors Courtney Corey, Michael Covert, Victor Hernandez, Michael Mulligan, Carly Nykanen, Mike Sears and UC San Diego MFA student Jessica Watkins.
The creative team includes John McDaniel, Music Director; Tobin Ost, Scenic and Costume Designer; Michael Gilliam, Lighting Designer; Brian Ronan, Sound Designer; Aaron Rhyne, Projection Designer; Shirley Fishman, Dramaturg; Paul Smith, Production Stage Manager.
Bonnie & Clyde is based on the lives of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, whose notorious exploits captured the country's imagination. This seductive and cinematic new musical examines how a troubled Texas teen and a love-sick waitress became America's most infamous couple, with a thrilling new score that combines rockabilly, blues and gospel music.
Tickets to Bonnie & Clyde are currently available by calling (858) 550-1010 or by visiting lajollaplayhouse.org.
Photos by Craig Schwartz