The Wild Party

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.

Performance Schedule
Queenie Cast - 11/9, 11/11, 11/12 (11:00 PM), 11/17, 11/19 (7:00 PM)
Kate Cast - 11/10, 11/12 (7:00 PM), 11/16, 11/18, 11/19 (11:00 PM)

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Dates & Times

Nov 9, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 10, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 11, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 12, 2022
7:00 PM
Nov 12, 2022
11:00 PM
Nov 16, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 17, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 18, 2022
7:30 PM
Nov 19, 2022
7:00 PM
Nov 19, 2022
11:00 PM
Run Time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


Black Box Theatre - Kliest Center for the Arts
95 E Bagley Rd, Berea OH 44017

Victoria Bussert


Matthew Webb

Music Director

Gregory Daniels


Colleen Longshaw Jackson

Casting Director

Lauren Tidmore


Laura Welsh Berg

Intimacy Director

Jeff Herrmann

Scenic/Lighting Designer

Charlotte Yetman

Costume Designer

Tesia Benson

Assistant Costume Designer

Mia Soriano

Queenie (Queenie Cast)

Andie Peterson

Queenie (Kate Cast)

Ricky Moyer

Burrs (Queenie Cast)

Will Boone

Burrs (Kate Cast)

Praise Oranika

Black (Queenie Cast)

Marvis Stevens

Black (Kate Cast)

Alexa Lopez

Kate (Queenie Cast)

Sydney Jaye

Kate (Kate Cast)

Eileen Brady


Noah Wohlsen

Eddie (Queenie Cast)

Keaton Miller

Eddie (Kate Cast)

Trey Milcowitz


Noah Roderiques


Jaedynn Latter

Madelaine True (Queenie Cast)

Katelyn Baughman

Madelaine True (Kate Cast)

Kate Magocsi

Nadine (Queenie Cast)

Siena Worland

Nadine (Kate Cast)

Bella Serrano

Dolores (Queenie Cast) + Queenie U/S

Hailey Elberg

Dolores (Kate Cast)

Trevor Gill-Snow

Jackie (Queenie Cast)

Jaheim Hugan

Jackie (Kate Cast)

Mack Hubbard


Zach Mackiewicz

Sam (Queenie Cast)

Luke Henson

Sam (Kate Cast) + Burrs U/S

Jeremy Alden

Ensemble + Phil U/S

Izzy Baker

Ensemble + Mae U/S

Sophia Edwards

Ensemble + Madelaine True U/S

Jared Guerrasio

Ensemble + Eddie & Oscar U/S

Jack Prisco

Ensemble + Jackie U/S

Kenna Wilson

Ensemble + Kate U/S

Tobias Yeung

Ensemble + Dolores U/S

Audrey Zahn

Ensemble/Dance Captain + Nadine U/S

Evan Lilienthal


Elizabeth Moss


Justin Lee-Price

Black U/S

Jack-Anthony Ina

Production Stage Manager

Eddie Coffield

Production Manager

Bryan Bowser


Melanie Boeman

Costume Shop Manager

Dylan Fujimura

Technical Director

Josh Padgett

Assistant Technical Director

Julia Smith

Props Master

Shelly Taylor

Theatre & Dance Deptartment Admin

Gracie Albus

Assistant Stage Manager

Sarah Daniel

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Lang

Assistant Stage Manager

Chase Kessler

Associate Music Director

Maggie Newcomb

Assistant Director

Rachel McElwain

Assistant Costume Designer

Joe Miller


Craig Wohlschlager

Reed 1

Summer Canter

Reed 2

Bettyjeane Quimby

Reed 3

Jesse Hodgson


Mell Csicsilla


Gideon Temple

Keyboard/Asst. Music Director

Frances Vonada

Keyboard/Asst. Music Director
Cast & Creative Team
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