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Bonnie & Clyde


Michael McClure and Madeline Perrone

By Angela Ash


Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the regional premier of Bonnie 7 Clyde, showing February 17 through March 29, 2015.

Everyone has probably heard of the infamous story of Bonnie and Clyde to some capacity... steeped in legend, rumor, and romanticism.  Two unknowns from West Texas became American heroes, enemies of law enforcement, and one of the country's greatest love stories... all in the midst of the Great Depression. In this story of crime and survival, expect plenty of adventure, all served up Derby Dinner Playhouse style!

The production will feature newcomers Madeline Perrone as Bonnie, and Michael McClure as Clyde. The cast also includes Derby Dinner favorites Sara King, Elizabeth Loos, Paul Kerr, Tina Jo Wallace, Matthew Brennan, John Payonk, and more.

McClure is simply fantastic as Clyde, really breathing the spirit of his character into the role.  His chemistry with Peronne (Bonnie) is just electric... as the audience is easily taken into the story... seemingly living each moment with the duo as it transpires before them on stage. 

Tina Jo Wallace plays the role of Bonnie's mother with a tender passion, culminating in an absolutely heart wrenching climax that has a good portion of the audience in tears. Wallace is brilliant, as she rides the emotional roller coaster that she has been strapped into by her daughter's fate.

Bonnie & Clyde features a very non-traditional score, with an eclectic mixture of blues, rockabilly, and even gospel, composed by Frank Wildhorn. "Dyin' Ain't So Bad" is absolutely heartbreaking, while the performance is just filled with numbers that really pull at just about every fact of human emotion.

The book was written by Ivan Menchell, with lyrics by Don Black.  Under the musical direction of Scott Bradley and production of Lee Buckholtz, expect pure magic!

Derby Dinner Playhouse is located in Clarksville, Indiana... right over the bridge from Louisville, Kentucky. It is a theater in the round, and has been in operation since 1974, making it one of the oldest and largest continuously operating theatres in the country!

You will receive a top notch production for your ticket price, plus a delicious meal, served buffet style, boasting favorites like fried chicken, mouth-watering pasta selections, and a meat carving station. Some of the best desserts around are also offered, like the peanut butter pie or the brownie sundae!

Be there early for the Footnotes, Derby Dinner Playhouse's very own musical spectacular, singing sneak peaks from upcoming shows, or additional selections connected to the night's main attraction.

Visit the Derby Dinner Playhouse for more information, or call 812-288-8281 to order your tickets today!