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The Wild Party (Fall 2022)

Baldwin Wallace University presents, "The Wild Party"!

Music, Book, and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the Poem by JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH
Partially Developed and Received Readings at THE O'NEILL CENTER during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference
Originally Produced in New York City by THE MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB
Directed by Victoria Bussert

A co-production with the Conservatory of Music’s music theatre program and the department of theatre and dance.

Don't you wanna be the life of the party?

Set in the roaring twenties, lovers Queenie, a vaudeville dancer, and Burrs, an abusive vaudeville clown, decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black.

As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who’s been shot?

The dark tones of the show depict sex, drugs, and jazz and climax into the wildest party ever seen. The musical will be performed in an alley design, creating a much more immersive experience for the audience and inviting them in as party guests.

All tickets are general admission with seating on the balcony and the main floor.

Following Friday night performances, audiences are encouraged to attend “The After Party,” a murder, mystery and mayhem-themed cabaret event featuring understudy and alternate performances.

Preceding the 11 p.m. performances on Saturday nights, audience members are encouraged to dress in their best 1920s attire for the immersive “Queenie’s Club” lobby experience; this experience features a costume contest, mocktails and 1920s music to elevate the environment of the late-night show.

This play contains mature themes. Parental discretion is advised.

The Wild Party is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Queenie Cast:
Queenie - Mia Soriano
Burrs - Ricky Moyer
Black - Praise Oranika
Kate - Alexa Lopez
Dolores + Queenie U/S - Bella Serrano
Madelaine - Jaedynn Latter
Jackie - Trevor Gill-Snow
Mae - Eileen Brady
Eddie - Noah Wohlsen
Max - Mack Hubbard
Oscar - Trey Milcowitz
Phil - Noah Rodriques
Sam - Zach Mackiewicz
Nadine - Kate Day Magocsi

Kate Cast:
Queenie - Andie Peterson
Burrs - Will Boone
Black - Marvis Stevens
Kate - Sydney Jaye
Dolores - Hailey Lynn Elberg
Madelaine - Katelyn Baughman
Jackie - Jaheim Hugan
Mae - Eileen Brady
Eddie - Keaton Miller
Max - Mack Hubbard
Oscar - Trey Milcowitz
Phil - Noah Rodriques
Sam + Burrs U/S - Luke Henson
Nadine - Siena Worland

Tobias Yeung (Dolores U/S)
Izzy Baker (Mae U/S)
Audrey Zahn (Nadine U/S)
Sophia Edwards (Madelaine U/S)
Kenna Wilson (Kate U/S)
Jeremy Alden (Phil U/S)
Jack Prisco (Jackie U/S)
Jared Guerrasio (Eddie & Oscar U/S)

Elizabeth Moss
Evan Lilienthal
Justin Lee-Price (Black U/S)

Conductor - Matthew Webb
Trumpet - Joe Miller
Reeds - Craig Wohlschlager, Summer Canter, Bettyjeane Quimby
Guitar - Jesse Hodgson
Drums - Mell Csicsila
Keyboards - Matthew Webb, Gideon Temple, Frances Vonada
Creative Team:
Director - Victoria Bussert
Music Director - Matthew Webb
Choreographer - Gregory Daniels
Choreographer - Lauren Tidmore
Intimacy Coordinator/Fight Director - Laura Welsh Berg
Producer - Bryan Bowser
Scenic and Lighting Designer - Jeff Herrmann
Costume Designer - Charlotte Yettman
Assistant Costume Designer - Tesia Dugan Benson
Wig Designer - Nicholas Lynch-Voris
Sound Designer - Brian Chismar
Production Stage Manager - Jack-Anthony Ina
Casting Director - Colleen Longshaw Jackson
Technical Director - Dylan Fujimura
Assistant Technical Director - Joshua Padgett
Assistant Director - Maggie Newcomb
Associate Music Director - Chase Kessler
Assistant Music Directors - Gideon Temple, Frances Vonada
Assistant Scenic Designer - Jason Luck
Assistant Costume Designer - Rachel McElwain
Assistant Stage Managers - Gracie Albus, Sarah Daniel, Taylor Lang

Production Crew:
Production Manager - Eddie Coffield
Scenic and Lighting Designer - Jeff Herrmann
Assistant Scenic Designer - Jason Luck
Scenic Artist - Jenny Hitmar-Shankland
Sound Designer - Brian Chismar
Costume Designer - Charlotte Yettman
Assistant Costume Designers - Tesia Dugan Benson, Rachel McElwain
Wig Designer - Nicholas Lynch-Voris
Technical Director - Dylan Fujimara
Assistant Technical Director - Josh Padgett
Sound Technician - Josh Brinkman
Costume Shop Manager - Melanie Boeman
Draper - Desiree Anderson
Costume for Queenie - Diana Spring Sidley
Lead Technicians - Dominic Bailey, DJ Brannan, Kyra Conkright
Properties Supervisor - Grace Newell
Costume Shop Foreman - Gayle Gillen, Aislyn Clark
Costume Shop - Gayle Gillen, Aislyn Clark, Nelia Holley, Rachel McElwain, Lin Godsey, Geneve Millikan, Catie Popelka, Elise Coble, Jay Milliken, Sydney Periard, Mayela Squires
Wardrobe Supervisor - Aislyn Clark, Nelia Holley
Wardrobe Run Crew - Ciara Ann Bichara, Elise Coble, Gabi Ilg, Emma Keane, Maddie O'Brien
Props - Julia Smith, Bennie Bender, Hannah Salman
Sound - DJ Brannan, Kaitlin Smith
Carpenters - Dominic Bailey, Erik Tagg, Michael Shoultz, Sydney Lewis, Hannah Hodge
Painters - Jason Luck, Noah Haren, Ava Mastrone
Run Crew - Lin Kohne, De'Aja Wilson, Jan Robinson, Allison Riordan, Cheynne Johnson, Sydney Periard, Da'Von McDonald, Gioianna DiGiorgio
Event Technician - Derek Alley
Box Office Manager - Gina Uguccini
Box Office - Charis Ellett, Giana Salerno, Ethan Hines, Emara Klein, Mattie Hicks
House Managers - Emma Sarkissian, Eden Susong, Madi Burwell
Ushers - Giovanna Digiorgio, Elise Dobbins, Delilah Cartilage, Elise Hill, Cheyenne Jackson, Sydney Periard, Harleigh Ramirez, Nathan Rengering, Ally Riordan, Madison Schwartz, Allison Woodhouse
Groundlings Managers - Lucy Turner, Ava Mastrone

Arts Management Producing Team:
Kevin Bubnick, Madi Burwell, Kiris Marie Fox, Alyson Hand, Ethan Hines, Olivia McGreedy, Meriah Miles, Hannah Rankey, Alyson Reid