Bonnie & Clyde

Description
The Chicago premiere of Bonnie & Clyde with book by Ivan Menchel, music by Frank Wildhorn, and lyrics by Don Black, will be staged at Theatre Wit in September 2017. With a score made of blues, gospel, and rockabilly, the musical captures the real-life exploits of 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. Those years in America were uniquely dramatic, creating a reality of survival at all costs. In a 21st Century now saturated with reality television and internet stars, we reflect on their desire for fame, fortune, and love as we explore how far America has (or has not) come in the years since.

Reviews
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THREE STARS!
"Lively, affordable, amped-up, anthemic...they've got the outlaw heart, and the voices!"
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
CRITICS PICK!
"The skillfulness of every aspect of this Kokandy Productions Chicago premiere...make this show a standout!"
- Mary Barnidge, Windy City Times
CRITICS PICK!
"With superb singing, music, and acting, and fast-paced direction, this Bonnie and Clyde retelling should not be missed."
- Elizabeth Ellis, PerformInk Chicago
Creative Team
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Frank Wildhorn
Music
Don Black
Lyrics
Ivan Menchell
Book
Spencer Neiman
Direction
John Cockerill
Music Direction
Aubrey Adams
Choreography
Ashley Ann Woods
Set
Alexander Ridgers
Lighting
Robert S. Kuhn
Costumes
Michael J. Patrick
Sound
Lindsay Brown
Production Manager
Kait Samuels
Stage Manager
Jaq Seifert
Violence / Intimacy Design
Devon Green
Prop Design
Patrick O'Brien
Sound Engineer
Shawn Rodriguez
Master Electrician
Andrew Glasenhardt
Co-Technical Director
Alan Weusthoff
Co-Technical Director
Emily Boyd
Paint Charge
Mary Kate McAlpine
Assistant Stage Manager
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Cast
 
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Desert image used in promotional materials obtained under a Creative Commons 3.0 license from Rennett Stowe on Flickr.com.