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54 Star Starred
Aurora Theatre - Main Stage
128 Pike Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-226-6222
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"Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale"
15 ratings
4.8 average rating
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45 events
35 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 18 2012

Totally enjoyed the performance. It has a great cast of performers who do a fantastic job together! Laura Floyd makes the perfect Bonnie and J.C. Long provides a smooth transition from his Shakespeare performances to the cool Clyde. I...continued

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30 events
21 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 31 2012

Play is of excellent caliber, very polished, excellent choreography, impressive acting, stage setting and costumes were well-done. Definitely worth making the trip to Lawrenceville and the Aurora Theatre!

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 18 2012

GREAT production!! I would see it again!

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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.”

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