The Wild Party (LaChiusa): Musical Info & Synopsis


LaChiusa’s The Wild Party is set in the vibrant 1920s and is an adaptation of the book-length poem of the same name. Queenie and Burrs, an unstable couple, throw a decadent party that delves into the depths of desire and betrayal. Amidst a whirlwind of passion, secrets unravel, and the guests face the consequences of their actions. The Wild Party offers a complex journey into the dark underbelly of the Jazz Age.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Size: 15

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1920s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Michael John LaChiusa

Book: George C. Wolfe

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2000)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, Black Artists, Dark, Dramatic, Edgy, Jazz, LGBTQ+, One-Act

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