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2014-2015 Main Stage Season

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Bonnie & Clyde

October 10 - November 2, 2014

Book by Ivan Menchell
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Frank Wildhorn

Sponsored by American Bank of Commerce, The Pinnacle Family of Companies, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation!

Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end.

Recommended for mature audiences

Cast:
Clyde Barrow - John Campione
Bonnie Parker - Kayla Carlyle*
Buck Barrow - David Price
Blanche Barrow - Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Ted Hinton - Anthony Fortino
Preacher - Sonny Franks*
Young Clyde - Andy Stratton
Young Bonnie - Alexandra Doke
Ensemble - Daron Cockerell, Brigitte Goldman, Christia Mantzke*, Kelly Nickell, Clinton Greenspan, Kyle Igneczi, Hunter Lewis, Michael Scott McNay, Alan Pollard, Willy Welch*

Creative Team:
Director - Rene Moreno
Music Director - Mark Mullino
Choreographer - Kelly McCain
Stage Manager - Caron Grant*
Assistant Director - Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Assistant Stage Manager - Kristin Van Sickle*
Set Designer - Sarah Brown
Costume Designer - Michael Robinson
Lighting Designer - Dan Schoedel
Sound Designer - Scott Guenther
Dramaturg - Vicki Cheatwood

*denotes AEA member 

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso

Sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Rainmaker Advertising

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well!

Contains adult language and content 

The Explorers Club

January 16 - February 8, 2015

By Nell Benjamin

Co-production with Stage West
Regional Premiere

Sponsored by Liberty Capital Bank, Million Air Dallas, Barbara and Bob Bigham: the Baylor Oral Health Foundation

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis: a woman is campaigning for admittance; a savage has slapped Her Majesty, inciting a war; the Irish are probably Jewish and a beloved pet snake has swallowed a guinea pig. When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally. This is the preposterous premise of Nell Benjamin’s madcap comedy that will have you bending over with laughter! 

All My Sons

April 17 - May 10, 2015

By Arthur Miller

Sponsored by Atmos Energy and Frost Bank

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

Winner of the first Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, All My Sons established Miller as a leading voice in the American theatre. Based on a true story. 

Manicures & Monuments

June 5 - 28, 2015

By Vicki Caroline Cheatwood

Sponsored by TACA and The President’s Circle

Local playwright Vicki Caroline Cheatwood brings us Manicures & Monuments, the hilarious and heartwarming tale of the residents of an Oklahoma nursing home and the young manicurist-in-training, Janann, who comes to volunteer. Janann soon clashes with former Army nurse Bailey, one of the elderly residents. Tempers flare as the two women collide in their struggle to understand each other, but eventually discover the true meaning of what it means to care for someone. 

Sweet Charity

July 24 - August 16, 2015

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano
Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, Carr and Harris
Conceived, Staged and Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Sponsored by Women of WaterTower Theatre

Charity Hope Valentine despite her job as a dancer at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, is an eternal optimist who loves too much. She just happens to be the unluckiest romantic in New York City! The musical Sweet Charity is a warm, touching and humorous look at her trials and tribulations, as she repeatedly gives her heart, and her savings, to the wrong man. Adapted from Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, the musical Sweet Charity includes hits such as “Hey, Big Spender,” “Rhythm of Life,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” 

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

March 5 - 15, 2015

Sponsored by The Town of Addison and The Texas Commission on the Arts
Media sponsors: TheaterJones and the Dallas Observer

Over the past 14 years, WaterTower Theatre has hosted more than 100 artists and companies in its nationally acclaimed 10-day fringe festival of music, dance and theatre. Now recognized as one of the most important fringe festivals in the country, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival has been instrumental in providing a forum for new works, new artists and emerging voices in the arts

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