Saturday, April 22, 2023 7:30pm
About this Event
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825https://valenciacollege.edu/campaign/arts
This event is free to the public. No ticket/reservation is required.
This show is not suitable for minors as it contains adult themes, drugs, smoking, and sexual situations.
No photography/video of any kind will be permitted.
Valencia College’s Opera-Theatre Workshop presents Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, on April 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm.
Decadence and excess are the life of the party in this jazzy 1920s whodunnit. The Wild Party, book, music and lyrics written by Andrew Lippa, is based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name. Set in prohibition era New York, lovers Queenie, a vaudeville dancer, and Burrs, an abusive vaudeville clown, decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who’s been shot? The dark tones of the show depict sex, drugs, and jazz and climax into the wildest party ever seen.
Stage direction by Carla DelVillaggio, and musical direction by Noah Baez, this show features a talented cast of Valencia students.
Performing Arts Center, Valencia East Campus
The Wild Party is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
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