Let’s Talk: The Wild Party

The second in the Let’s Talk series will focus on Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party.

To arrange a creative discussion on the Wild Party, email Samantha Goodrich.  goodric6@uwm.edu

FEB 8 – 10
7:30 pm Friday – Saturday
2 pm Sunday
Helen Bader Concert Hall
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI
$17 adult / $12 seniors, UWM faculty, staff and alumni / $10 PSOA faculty and staff and other University students / $9 UWM students / $5 Ages 13-18, PSOA students / Free to under 12 and Musical Theatre majors

NOTE:  For Creative Trust members, you can contact Christine Barclay to arrange special $10 tickets.

Adapted from a book-length poem (book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa) TheWild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown in the Roaring Twenties. Directed by special guest director Paula Suozzi, choreography by Darci Brown Wutz and musical direction by Kerry Hart.

Students in the musical theater program will visit Creative Trust discussion groups in the two weeks before the production to share in conversations about the musical and their experiences in making it.

There are LOADS of fun, preliminary (and discreet!) discussions that can happen surrounding this play, including listening to the soundtrack (available at the public library); reading the epic poem aloud (upon which the musical is based); reading/looking at the graphic novel version of the poem by Art Spiegelman.


About Anne Basting

Prof at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee public artist and thinker
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