West Windsor, N.J. – It’s a love story that quickly spirals out of control into crime and violence – leading to only one possible ending. Pierrot Productions presents “Bonnie and Clyde, The Musical” at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, June 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 18 and 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on June 17.
It’s 1930s Texas in the midst of the Great Depression when young Bonnie Parker falls in love with Clyde Barrow, a criminal on the run. Once they join forces in a series of store and bank robberies, the violence and body count start to rise. The ill-fated lovers soon find themselves at the top of the Public Enemies list – villains to many and folk heroes to some during desperate times.
This musical adaptation of the notorious couple features music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and book by Ivan Menchell. Wildhorn describes the music as a "non-traditional score, combining rockabilly, blues and gospel music.”
Starring in “Bonnie and Clyde” are Jordan Virgil of East Windsor as Bonnie; Mike Lovett of Ewing as Clyde; Nick Pecht of Hamilton as Clyde’s brother, Buck Barrow; Sarah Cohn of Yardley as Buck’s wife, Blanche; Jeff Rosenthal of Dayton as Ted; and Gina Migliaccio of Hamilton as the Preacher.
Also featured are Haley Ackermann of Palmyra as the Governor/Trish; Arnold Aromando of Neshanic as the Sheriff/Policeman; Teddy Brendel of Cranbury as Young Clyde; Heather Corson of Lawrenceville as Teller/Shopkeeper; Mark D’Zurilla of Titusville as Henry; Lindsay Deal of Clementon as Eleanore; Jackie Galli of Ewing as Archie/Customer; Susan Hoffman of Robbinsville as Cumie; Jen Huckleberry of Columbus as Stella; Cambria Klein of Haddon Heights as Young Bonnie; Fay Reiter of Princeton as Emma; John Russell of Mercerville as Joe/Hamer; Chris Schmalbach of Palmyra as Guard/Alcorn; and Jason Wylie of Wrightstown as Bud.