Overview


Synopsis

Bonnie & Clyde tells the story of real-life fugitives, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. In the midst of the country-wide depression the couple find notoriety and love in this thrilling, fast-paced musical. Frustrated with their poor, ordinary lives, Bonnie and Clyde both dream of the exciting lives they have seen in the movies. After escaping from jail, Clyde meets Bonnie and recognizes a fellow dreamer. Their craving for fame and thrills leads them into a life of crime and a life on the run. Despite the pleas of their families, the couple embark on a series of robberies at gunpoint, continuously evading the police and becoming the celebrities they desperately wanted to be. They are soon joined by Clyde’s brother, Buck, and the “Barrow Gang” plans increasingly ambitious heists. As their fame and ambition grows, their inevitable fate draws closer. When Buck is killed by the police during an escape, Bonnie and Clyde decide to go and see their families once more. This decision leads them straight into the police firing line and they are both shot dead in the car. Sexy, exciting, and daring, Bonnie & Clyde combines gospel, rockabilly, and blues music to produce an innovative score that complements the action-filled plot.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Tenor



Show Information

Lyrics
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2009
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
america, 1930s
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, child characters

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