Encore theater set to open the musical ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

“Bonnie & Clyde” is a thrilling and sexy musical combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. America’s most notorious lovers and bank robbers take the country by storm.

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the TONY-nominated “Bonnie & Clyde” from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll And Hyde,” “Civil War,” “Dracula”) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and the people they care about in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws near.

Dan Cooney, the Encore’s co-founder, is one of the original cast members of the Broadway production of this show. Cooney was a part of the cast from the workshop process to the shows closing on Broadway.

The production is under the Direction of Ron Baumanis with musical direction by Tyler Driskill. Alexander Kunitz is stage manager with costume design by Sharon Urick, set and lighting design by Dan Walker, Prop design by Anne Donevan.

The Encore Musical Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of “Bonnie & Clyde” on October 2, 2015. The production will play through Sunday, October 25, with a preview performance on Thursday, October 1. The show will be the first show of the Encore’s eighth season.

Fact Sheet

About the Cast:
Clyde Barrow – Adam Woolsey
Bonnie Parker – Mahalia Greenway
Buck Barrow – Peter Crist
Blanche Barrow – Elizabeth Jaffe
Ted Hinton – Andrew James Buckshaw
The Preacher – Daniel A. Helmer
Emma Parker – -Emily Rogers
Cumie Barrow – Lauren Norris
Sheriff Schmid – Tim Brayman
Frank Hamer – Rob Roy
Young Clyde – Ben Chambers
Young Bonnie – Elizabeth Colson, Kylie Scarpace
EnsembleTim Brayman, Lawrence Havelka, Dan Schafer, Brendan Kelly, Rob Roy, Lauren Norris, Kyrie Bristle, Emily Rogers, Thalia V. Schramm

Director: Ron Baumanis
Music Director: Tyler Driskill
Choreographer: Matthew Brennan
Stage Manager: Alex Kunitz
Production Supervisor: Tobin Hissong
Costume Designer: Sharon Urick
Set Design and Lighting Design: Dan Walker
Prop Master: Anne Donevan
Development Director: Chuck Colby
Casting: Thalia Schramm

About Adam Woolsey (Clyde Barrow) is a graduate of Michigan State University in English and Secondary Education. He previously spent several years auditioning and performing in New York City. Noteworthy performance credits include: “Parade” (Leo Frank), “Company” (Bobby), “Next To Normal” (Henry), “Spring Awakening” (Melchior), “American Idol Season 11,” and “The Last 5 Years” (Jamie).

About Mahalia Greenway (Bonnie Parker) returns to The Encore last appearing in “Christmas Caroled” (June Stiler). Other credits: The Dio’s “Violet” (Violet – 2015 Wilde Award Winner, Best Actress in a Musical), and “Dracula the Musical” (Lucy), as well as The Encore’s “Carousel” (Carrie), and “Oliver!” (Nancy – 2014 Wilde Award Winner, Best Actress in a Musical).

Show Dates for “Bonnie & Clyde”

Thursday October 1, 2015 7:00 p.m. (Preview)
Friday October 2, 2015 8:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Saturday October 3, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Saturday October 3, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 4, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Friday October 9, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Saturday October 10, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Saturday October 10, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 11, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Friday October 16, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Saturday October 17, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Saturday October 17, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 18, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Friday October 23, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Saturday October 24, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Saturday October 24, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Sunday October 25, 2015 3:00 p.m. (Closing)

Ticket Information:
“Bonnie & Clyde” opens on Friday, October 2 with a performance followed by an opening night reception at Terry B’s Restaurant in Dexter – tickets: Adults $32; $30 Seniors, Encore 100 Member; $28 Groups of 10 or more or Children under 17

For tickets, call The Encore Theatre Box Office at 734.268.6200 or visit the website http://www.theencoretheatre.org/tickets/

For more information, press interviews, photos or for press comps, please contact Chuck Colby, Development and Marketing Director at 734.268.6269 or at chuck@theencoretheatre.org

About The Encore Theatre
Enhancing the performing arts in Washtenaw County.
The Encore Musical Theatre Company is a non-profit musical theatre located in the historic Village of Dexter. Our mission is to create quality, original theatrical productions with an emphasis on Musical Theatre, utilizing a unique mixture of Broadway and Local talent of all levels, while engaging and entertaining a wide spectrum of the surrounding communities.

Professional arts performances in a perfectly intimate setting.
With plenty of parking, no traffic or other distractions, you can savor your evening and experience musical theatre at its best. Our intimate atmosphere allows you to fully immerse yourself, relax and embrace the Encore experience.

Please visit our box office at 3126 Broad Street, Dexter, MI 48130 or call (734) 268-6200 to purchase gift cards or season tickets.

This press release was provided by the Encore Musical Theatre Company’s Chuck Colby, director of development.

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