Dolginoff had stepped into the role of Leopold toward the end of the York Theatre Company run. In Florida he will star opposite the Richard Loeb of Jonathan Van Dyke. Angela Bond will direct the Suncoast Theatre production, which will run July 7-28. Martin Kiefer is the musical director. Thrill Me, about thrill killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began previews at the York Theatre Company in May 2005 and was extended three times, finally ending its run Aug. 21, 2005. The musical was recently nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical and Best Music.
The musical drama, according to production notes, "recounts the chilling tale of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the 20th century. Set in 1924 Chicago, it chronicles the events that led childhood friends Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to forever be remembered as 'the thrill killers.'"
The Suncoast Theatre is located at 3000 34th Street South in St. Petersburg, FL. Ticket are available by calling (727) 456-0500. For more information visit www.gypsyproductions.org or www.thrillmethemusical.com.