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Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

November 10 – December 20, 2009

Mandell Weiss Theatre

book by Ivan Menchell
music by Frank Wildhorn
lyrics by Don Black
direction and Musical Staging by Jeff Calhoun

Stuck in a dead-end job in Texas in the 1930s, young Bonnie Parker falls in love with Clyde Barrow, a charismatic criminal on the run from the law. Their love affair soon spirals out of control, as Bonnie & Clyde commit a series of bank robberies while staying one step ahead of the authorities. But as their notoriety — and body count — rises, the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing to the top of the Public Enemies list…with a bullet.

From the creative team of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde), Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and Ivan Menchell (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) comes this world premiere musical — with a thrilling new score that combines rockabilly, blues and gospel music.

Contains adult situations and content, violence, cigar smoke, herbal cigarettes, gunshots and strobe effects.

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Ticket Prices: $43-$78

Run Time: Act I: 1 hour 10 minutes
Act II: 1 hour 5 minutes

Performance Times: Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

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Jeff Calhoun

Jeff CalhounDirection and Musical Staging


Jeff Calhoun directed and choreographed the award-winning Deaf West Theatre production of Big River as well as last season's Deaf West Theatre's production of Pippin at the Mark Taper Forum. He provided the musical staging for the hit Broadway musical Grey Gardens and developed the first original ASL musical, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Tony Award-winner Joe Hardy and Jeff co-directed Himself & Nora at The Old Globe. He directed and choreographed the 1994 Broadway revival of Grease! (Tony nomination, Best Choreography) and co- choreographed the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (Tony Award, Best Revival). His Broadway directing debut was Tommy Tune Tonight, and his collaboration with Mr. Tune led to the 1991 Tony for Best Choreography for the Will Rogers Follies. Audiences throughout the world have seen Jeff’s world premiere production of Disney’s High School Musical: On Tour. He is an Associate Artist at Ford’s Theatre.
Know Before You GoLearn more about Bonnie & Clyde and discover the inspiration of the creative team with behind-the-scenes stories and background information.
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Bonnie's Poetry Read a collection of Bonnie Parker's poetry
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L.A. Times Feature Can They Steal Your Heart? The Musical Bonnie & Clyde Opens Fire in La Jolla
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  • Stark Sands as Clyde and Laura Osnes as Bonnie in La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere musical Bonnie & Clyde. Photo by Craig Schwartz
  • The real Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
  • Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934)
  • The Barrow family home and gas station
Features

LA Times: “Can They Steal Your Heart? The Musical Bonnie & Clyde Opens Fire in La Jolla”
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Union Tribune: “The Big Score”
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North County Times: ”Playhouse to Premiere New Musical 'Bonnie and Clyde'”
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Riviera Magazine: “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
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Rage Magazine: “Stark Sands Portrays Depression-era Outlaw Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde
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La Jolla Light: “'Bonnie & Clyde' Now a Musical at La Jolla Playhouse”
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Union-Tribune “House Seats” Column: “Memphis to Texas”
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Bonnie & Clyde Blog Topics
Two Young Lovers and the Blood That Bound Them

A sneak peek at what is currently going on behind the scenes of the next big Playhouse hit.

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LIGHTS UP ON: Stark Sands

Q&A with Stark Sands, who plays the role of Clyde in Bonnie & Clyde

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