Calendar of Events

The Wild Party

  1. Thursday October 7 7:30pm
  2. Friday October 8 8:00pm
  3. Saturday October 9 8:00pm
  4. Sunday October 10 2:00pm
  5. Thursday October 14 7:30pm
  6. Friday October 15 8:00pm
  7. Saturday October 16 8:00pm
  8. Sunday October 17 2:00pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Department of Musical Theatre

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa (BM ‵87, music education and voice)
Directed by MiMi Scardulla
Music Direction by Jason DeBord

The setting is the roaring 1920s. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the arrival of a slew of colorful guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eye lands on a striking man named Mr. 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?

A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, The Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written, courtesy of SMTD alumnus Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish).

Reserved seating $35/$29/$13 with student ID