The Wild Party
Fall 2007
The Wild Party
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the Poem by Joseph Moncure March

Produced and Directed by Josh Burlingham

Don't you want to be the life of the party?
Based on an epic poem by Joseph Moncure March, which explores the dark side of sexuality and desire, Lippa's musical is set in the Jazz Era during the course of one wild party on one long, tumultuous night.
Featuring a killer score, this sinfully seductive musical features a multitude of eccentric characters but focuses on the tragic love quadrangle between the beautiful and manipulative vaudeville dancer, Queenie, her abusive and controlling vaudeville clown husband, Burrs, a former prostitute, Kate, and the enigmatic Mr. Black.
It is a challenging tale of vice and virtue, which entertains the audience while forcing it to question how much, if at all, society and its concepts of morality have changed since the start of the last century.