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Acclaimed Musical ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Opens 14th BRT Season

aJCM_3270asOldFRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) opens its 14th season  with the Tennessee premiere of the musical Bonnie and Clyde June 5, 6 and 7 in Liberty Hall at The Factory at Franklin. The acclaimed show sports a non-traditional score that combines blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

The edge-of-your-seat musical about the real life story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow is subtitled “America’s Most Wanted Musical,” the riveting tale takes place during the Great Depression. It follows the criminal couple as they long for a life of adventure outside of rural America, eventually becoming the nation’s most notorious outlaws of their time.

aJCM_3234aDirector Corbin Green says, “The excitement and interest in Bonnie and Clyde is as alive today as it was in the 1930s as evidenced by the popularity of a mini-series, several documentaries and films. This is an exciting show and a great opportunity to delve into the lives and history of two of the country’s most infamous criminals. We are excited to open our 14th season with such a powerful musical that is appearing in this area for the first time.”

A talk back with James Knight, author of “Bonnie and Clyde, A Twenty-First Century Update” will be available on select nights of the production. Knight has been credited with bringing a new level of humanity to this often distorted tale. Knight’s in-depth understanding and research of the outlaw duo brings a unique perspective to the BRT production. The talk backs will be an added plus for anyone interested in the true story of the pair.

aJCM_3264aThis production stars Ryan Greenwalt as Clyde Barrow and Chelsea Brannon as Bonnie Parker.  It also features Jordan Ravellette as “Buck” Barrorw and Darci Wantiez as Blanche Barrow as well as their local acting colleagues Annelise Kitching, Wesley King, Heather Webber, Tyler Evick, Sondra Morton, Scott Stewart, Vicki White, Tyson Picken, Dan Ziegler, Kristin Currie, and Wyatt Rogers. Jamey Green is musical director and leading a talented ensemble of local musicians in this expansive show. Costume design and construction is by Katie Delaney with Billy Ditty talking the helm as choreographer.

Performances of Bonnie and Clyde will be held at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $37 to $27 and may be purchased by calling Boiler Room Theatre at (615) 794-7744 or by clicking here.

JCM_3307*Photos by Rick Malkin courtesy the photographer and BRT.

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