The Wild Party (LaChiusa): Musical Info & Synopsis


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 musical is a 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)➝


Links

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

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


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