Ocean Professional Theatre Company's BONNIE AND CLYDE Opens Today

BONNIE AND CLYDE, the amazing Frank Wildhorn musical is the final show of Ocean Professional Theatre Company's 2014 Summer Season from today, August 21st through August 28th. The play is directed by Steve Seiner, musical staging by Paula Sloan, with music direction by Jonathan Marro.

An enduring story of love, passion, murder, notoriety and misguided judgment, the legend of the ill fated Bonnie and Clyde has fascinated the world since achieving folk hero status in the Depression. Movies, stories, books, magazine articles and more movies have been made time and time again to retell his story of great love, adventure and the unfortunate inevitable violent end.

BONNIE AND CLYDE played a Broadway run in 2011, with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell opening on Dec. 1. The show, which featured Southern Ocean County's very own Kelsey Fowler as a young Bonnie, was very popular with audiences and, earned two Tony nominations, one for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and the other for Best Original Score, was nominated for 3 Outer Critic and 5 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Musical. With a wonderful country pop score featuring songs like Dyin' Ain't So Bad, You Love Who You Love, When I Drive, This World Will Remember Me, How 'Bout a Dance and God's Arms are Always Open, audiences were treated to an intriguing story told through a powerful, soaring score.

The ensemble cast stars Logan Farine as Clyde Barrow (just seen in Buddy, the Buddy Holly Musical at Laguna Playhouse), Hilary Werthmann as Bonnie Parker, Peter Surace as Buck Barrow, Madeleine Corliss as Blanche Barrow, Ian Connor as Ted Hinton, David DiScenza as the Preacher, Emily Gulden as Young Bonnie, and Aly Landon as Young Clyde. The ensemble features Lisa Carlson, Christa Steiner, Dense Bohr, Trey Pulicki, Chris Chiong, Melanie Derosa, Brianna Bennett. James Donahowe, Joe Connolly. Scenic Design by P & G Designs, Costume Design by Shannon Kennedy, Lighting Design by Alex Crocker- Lakness, Production Stage Manager Kristin Sutter.

Tickets for "Bonnie & Clyde" are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 years of age and younger. They may be purchased online at oceantheatre.org or at the box office before each show. Visit oceantheater.org or call 609-312-8306 for show times and further information.

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