New Line's Bonnie & Clyde Will Capture St. Louis

News   New Line's Bonnie & Clyde Will Capture St. Louis
New Line Theatre (St. Louis, MO) opened its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical Bonnie & Clyde Oct. 2 at Washington University's South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road).

Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy direct the show, with music direction by Jeffrey Carter.

The production will run through Oct. 25.

The music is by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Wonderland), lyrics by Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and a script by Ivan Menchell.

Here's how New Line bills the show: "It follows Bonnie and Clyde's brutal, two-year crime-spree, capturing vividly this lost society in which kids like these could imagine only one path to security and dignity, and that was celebrity, at the point of a gun. Clyde sees in Al Capone and Billy the Kid the only role models who haven't been humiliated by the Depression. Bonnie sees in Clara Bow the freedom, privilege, and escape she craves. As Clyde says in the show, 'I am never going to be set free. Freedom is something I gotta steal.' When all America's institutions were failing, Bonnie and Clyde made their own rules, and that made them heroes to millions of ordinary Americans struggling themselves under the weight of poverty and hopelessness."

The cast includes Matt Pentecost (Clyde), Larissa White (Bonnie), Brendan Ochs (Buck), Sarah Porter (Blanche), Reynaldo Arceno (Ted Hinton), Zachary Allen Farmer (Preacher), Christopher “Zany” Clark (Sheriff Schmid), Mara Bollini, Kent Coffel, Joel Hackbarth, Alison Helmer, Ann Hier, Marshall Jennings, Nellie Mitchell, Kimi Short and Christopher Strawhun. The creative team includes scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter and Marcy Wiegert and sound design by Josh Stanton.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors Fridays and Saturdays; $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors on Thursdays.

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