Cast, Creatives Announced for DCPA Off-Center's Immersive Staging of LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the full cast and creative team for Off-Center's next off-site collaboration and first full scale musical production, an immersive 360-degree staging of Michael John LaChiusa's jazz musical The Wild Party at Stanley Marketplace.
The Wild Party, which was nominated for 7 Tony Awards when it appeared on Broadway in 2000, will feature Denver favorites Brett Ambler (Gold), Leonard Barrett Jr. (Oscar D'Armano), Allison Caw (Sally), Laurence Curry (Black), Diana Dresser (Miss Madelaine True), Katie Drinkard (Mae), Trent Hines (Phil D'Armano), Drew Horwitz (Burrs), Wayne Kennedy (Goldberg), Sheryl McCallum (Dolores), Jenna Moll Reyes (Nadine), Marco Robinson (Eddie Mackrel), Emily Van Fleet (Queenie), Aaron Vega (Jackie), Erin Willis (Kate).
This fully immersive staging will be directed by Sweet & Lucky cast member and artistic director of the Boulder-based company The Catamounts, Amanda Berg Wilson, music directed by David Nehls, and choreographed by Patrick Mueller. The production will feature designs by Jason Sherwood (Scenic Designer), Meghan Anderson Doyle (Costume Designer), Jason Lynch (Lighting Designer), Sean Hagerty (Sound Designer), and Erin Ramsey (Fight Coordinator).
"Last summer, Off-Center took over a 16,000 square foot warehouse in RiNo to bring you Sweet & Lucky. This fall, we're breaking out the bathtub gin and heading to the Hangar at Stanley to tackle the first musical in Off-Center's history", said Charlie Miller, curator of Off-Center. "Much like Sweet & Lucky, The Wild Party will transport audience members to a different era, where they will be immersed in the story as guests at Queenie and Burr's party. The live band will be swinging and we'll find out what happens when you let down your guard and give yourself over to the party. I am so excited to dive into this piece with our incredible team of collaborators."
This production continues the partnership forged between Off-Center and Stanley, which began this Spring with the adventure comedy Travelers of the Lost Dimension. The Wild Party will run October 11-31, 2017. For more information including ticket pre-sale and other exclusive experiences, visit DenverCenter.org/WildParty.
IF YOU GO:
The Wild Party
Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March
Directed by Amanda Berg Wilson
Oct 11 - 31, 2017
The Hangar at Stanley
You're invited to leave your inhibitions (and Prohibitions) behind as you join a decadent party in the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by the producers of Sweet & Lucky. Indulge your inner flapper as you mingle with an unruly mix of vaudevillians, playboys, divas, and ingénues in a Manhattan apartment lost in time. Debauchery turns disastrous as wild guests becomes unhinged and their solo songs reveal the drama bubbling underneath the surface. Whether you're a wallflower or a jitterbug, you'll think this jazz- and gin-soaked immersive musical is the bee's knees.
As the nation's largest non-profit theatre organization, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. As the newest and most unconventional arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Off-Center made waves in summer 2016 with the sold-out hit Sweet & Lucky, the first large-scale immersive show in Denver. An Off-Center show is like no other theatre experience-by design. Off-Center focuses more on connecting people and upending expectations than on adhering to tradition. If you leave the show thinking "I've never seen anything like it," then Off-Center has done its job. We want you to lose yourself, to welcome surprise and to remember that life is better when you live it Off-Center.
Programming at the DCPA is made possible through the generous support of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District; Theatre Company sponsors Wells Fargo, Larimer Square and Daniel L. Ritchie, and media sponsors The Denver Post and CBS4. Please be advised that the DCPA is the ONLY authorized ticket seller for Broadway tours and shows by DCPA Theatre Company, Cabaret and Off-Center. Tickets bought through secondary ticket vendors may exceed face value or be invalid.
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