Kokandy Productions Chicago Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE Continues To Oct. 15

Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 5th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the musical story of two small-town nobodies searching for meaning at the height of the Great Depression from the creative team of Frank WildhornIvan Menchell and Don Black. Directed by Spencer Neiman, with music direction by John Cockerill and choreography by Aubrey Adams, BONNIE & CLYDE will play through October 15, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling(773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. 

BONNIE & CLYDE will feature Desiree Gonzalez as Bonnie, Max DeTogne as Clyde, Missy Wise as Blanche and Cisco Lopez as Buck. The cast also includes Patrick Tierney as Ted, Nathan Carroll as Preacher, Tia L. Pinson as Young Bonnie, Jeff Pierpoint as Young Clyde and Sarah Hayes as Emma, with an ensemble including Brittney BrownErin CreightonAnn DelaneyJacob FjareJon Patrick PenickMaisie Rose and Jonathan Schwart.

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BONNIE & CLYDE centers on real-life Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status at the height of the Great Depression. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony Award-nominated musical from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeCivil WarDracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country, with a non-traditional score featuring blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

The world premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE was presented at La Jolla Playhouse in 2009, and transferred to Broadway in 2011. There, it was nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards and five Drama Desk Awards (both including Best New Musical), as well as two 2012 Tony Awards nominations.

The production team for BONNIE & CLYDE includes: Ashley Ann Woods (scenic design), Robert S. Kuhn (costume design), Alexander Ridgers (lighting design), Michael J. Patrick (sound design), Jaq Seifert (violence/intimacy design), Allison Hendrix (asst. music director), Lindsay Brown (production manager) and Kait Samuels (stage manager).

PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Title: BONNIE & CLYDE

Book: Ivan Menchel

Music: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics: Don Black

Director: Spencer Neiman

Music Director: John Cockerill

Choreographer: Aubrey Adams

Cast: Brittney Brown (Stella), Nathan Carroll (Preacher), Erin Creighton (Cumie), Ann Delaney (Trish), Max DeTogne (Clyde), Jacob Fjare (Bud), Desiree Gonzalez (Bonnie), Sarah Hayes (Emma), Cisco Lopez (Buck), Jon Patrick Penick (Henry), Jeff Pierpoint (Young Clyde), Tia L. Pinson (Young Bonnie), Maisie Rose (Eleanor), Jonathan Schwart (Sheriff), Patrick Tierney (Ted) and Missy Wise (Blanche).

Location: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago

Regular runSunday, September 3 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pmPlease note: there will be added matinee performances on Saturday, September 30 at 3 pmSaturday, October 7 at 3 pmand Saturday, October 14 at 3 pm.

Tickets: Previews $25. Regular run $33 – $38. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.

 

About The Creative Team

 

Spencer Neiman (Director) returns to Kokandy Productions, previously working as a director with the company’s New Works Initiative. Credits include work with The Hypocrites, Griffin Theatre Company, Windy City Playhouse, co-founder/director of site-specific, new work event series party/theater/party and associate director for Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Spencer has recently gotten involved in local politics and serves as the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for Ameya Pawar’s gubernatorial campaign. Proud Northwestern graduate.

 

John Cockerill (Music Director) is a collaborative pianist, vocal coach and music director, and he’s delighted to be working on his first show with Kokandy Productions! Recent credits include: María de Buenos Aires (Des Moines Metro Opera), Xanadu (American Theatre Company), and High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre Project). He was a featured pianist on the premiere recording of Ross Crean’s opera, The Great God Pan (Navona Records, 2017), and he’ll be joining Chicago Fringe Opera for their upcoming season of As One and The Great God Pan. 

 

Aubrey Adams (Choreographer) is a Chicago performer and choreographer, whose choreography was recently Jeff nominated for BoHo Theatre’s production of Urinetown. Other recent credits include associate choreographer for Trevor at Writers Theatre, assistant choreographer for Mamma Mia and A Christmas Story at The Paramount Theatre.

About Kokandy Productions

 

Kokandy Productions seeks to leverage the heightened reality of musical theater to tell complex and challenging stories with a focus on contributing to the development of Chicago-based musical theater works while raising the profile of Chicago’s storefront musical theater community. Kokandy Productions is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization.

 

The company’s artistic staff is comprised of John D. Glover (Artistic Producer), Allison Hendrix (Producing Artistic Director) and Scot T. Kokandy (Executive Producer).

 

For additional information, visit www.kokandyproductions.com.