The Wild Party

The Wild Party
Book, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

November 4-11, 2016
The Wild Party
Principal People: 

Based on the Poem by Joseph Moncure March

Directors Scot Reese and Alvin Mayes

Partially Developed and Received Readings at The O’Neill Theater Center during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference

Originally Produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club

Event Attributes

Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission
Audience Advisory: 
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Strong Language, Adult Subject Matter, Gunshot
Program Notes: 

When Queenie and Burrs set out to throw the party to end all parties, their motives aren’t exactly pure. Each intent on driving the other wild with jealousy, the night escalates into a deadly game of one upmanship. With a jazz-steeped score by the Tony and Grammy-nominated Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish), this firecracker of a musical holds nothing back.

A “tale of one night in hell … [with] revivalist gospel, jittery jazz, operatic quartets of conflicting loves and smooth-as-rayon pop ballads.” — The New York Times

For all performances of the Wild Party, guests are invited to visit the bar onstage in the Kogod Theatre where beer, wine, and soda will be available for purchase. Please note that the bar opens 30 minutes prior to the performance. The last call will be 10 minutes prior to the performance. 

Behind the scenes of the "The Wild Party" with set design with Emily Lotz


Behind the scenes of the "The Wild Party" with lighting design with Rob Siler


Behind the scenes of the "The Wild Party" with costume design with Heather Jackson