Posted Date: 11/08/2017
This week, Arkansas City High School will proudly present Bonnie and Clyde, a thrilling romantic musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell. The musical revolves around Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression.
Wildhorn described the music as a "non-traditional score, combining rockabilly, blues and gospel music." The musical debuted on Broadway in December 2011. It was nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, both including Best New Musical, as well as two nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards.
The Arkansas City High School production is stage directed by Andrea Berthot and will feature a cast of strong vocalists under the musical direction of Karissa Hoag including Esmeralda Castillo and Zane Butler in the title roles, supported by Sarah Flickinger, Timmy Remington, Dawson Miller, Chloe Curl and Corbin Liermann.
"Bonnie and Clyde" will run as a limited engagement Nov. 9–11, 7 p.m. at Arkansas City High School, 1200 W. Radio Lane. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and are available by calling Rhonda Trenary at 620.441.2010 or at the door.