Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale: New Musical at Aurora Theatre
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Levi Green has just found out that his father's church is to be torn down. Now, after 13 years away from his hometown and his Bible-wielding pastor father, Levi's headed back home. Confronting his father about his unpermissive parenting and the many secrets left untold about Levi's mother, this trip home is rife with the strain of some much-needed conscience cleansing. Will Levi and his father be able to come to terms with who they are to each other, or will the tension of this showdown forever tear them apart? Paris Crayton III's drama stars Taurean Blacque, an Emmy nominee for his work on Hill Street Blues. Learn More
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Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale has attracted an impressive creative team for the premiere of this new musical at Aurora Theatre. Storied Broadway veteran, award-winning Lonny Price will direct, while the magnificent Josh Rhodes, having worked on the show through development, will choreograph. It is no wonder the project has attracted world-class talent. The musical is the brain child of Broadway stars Hunter Foster and Rick Crom. Aurora Theatre Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence joins as musical director. She discovered the show while attending the New York Musical Theatre Festival, a place where new shows like Tony Award-winning Next to Normal got their start.
Aurora Theatre Associate Producer Ann Carol Pence explains why Aurora Theatre is producing this musical. “What originally spoke to me about Clyde ’n Bonnie_: A Folktale_ was its irreverent comic sensibility and laugh out loud humor. The music and lyrics are superbly intertwined and propel the story forward, which is hard to find in a lot of the new musicals. Ironically, the depression era sentiment toward our government and the banking industry mirrors the frustrations of the very people sitting in our theatre.”
Funny, tuneful and historically dubious, Clyde ’n Bonnie: A Folktale is a good ol’ musical about the bad ol’ days. Set in depression era Texas, the story follows America’s most romantic gangsters. Bonnie and Clyde outwit and outrun a relentless J. Edgar Hoover to the delight of the poor and downtrodden, as their relationship blossoms from “strictly business” to passionate romance.
Aurora Theatre has an artistic commitment to new musicals and Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez is proud to state, “We see the potential for tremendous growth and national recognition through fostering new musicals.” He goes on to explain, “How extraordinary for our patrons to get to see a show on its way to Broadway or before winning its first Tony or Drama Desk Award.”