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The Wild Party

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Stephen M. Genovese

Chicago Premiere!

July 14 – August 13, 2005

presented at Stage Left Theatre

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, this Chicago premiere production of The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown.

An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control. Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.

  • Queenie: Jess Godwin
  • Burrs: Anthony Fett
  • Kate: Cassandra Liveris
  • Black: Ty Perry
  • Madelaine True: Jennifer Jordan Rhoads
  • Phil d'Armano: Kevin Bishop
  • Oscar d'Armano: Jonathan Landvick
  • Eddie: Brandon Dahlquist
  • Mae: Vanessa Panerosa
  • Nadine: Blair Robertson
  • Dolores: Karen Marie Richardson
  • Max: Dan Ferretti
  • Sam: Anthony Apodaca
  • Jackie: Marchello Lee
  • Choreographor: Brenda Didier
  • Music Director: A. Scott Williams
  • Assistant Director: Lili-Anne Brown
  • Assistant Director: Peter Robel
  • Assistant Choreographer: Annie Hackett
  • Scenic Design: Stephen Genovese & Joel Hoover
  • Lighting Design: Christine Ferriter
  • Costume Design: Theresa Lipinksi
  • Stage Manager: Diann Squiers
  • Producer: Thomas J. Samorian

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Rave reviews for The Wild Party:

"No smoke and mirrors here; just pure talent" (Highly Recommended)
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"A sexy, sweaty, gloriously disorienting voyage" (Highly Recommended)
Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

"A jazzy evening that makes the summer heat worthwhile" (Top Ten of 2005)
Kay Daly, Time Out Chicago

"This is one party that shouldn't be missed" (Critic's Choice)
Jennifer Vanasco, Chicago Reader

"The Wild Party is Off-Loop Theatre at its best" (One of Best of 2005)
Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times

"Amazingly accomplished"
John Olson,

"Sings and dances with verve and manic energy" (Recommended)
Tom Williams,