The Center for the Arts presents the musical Bonnie and Clyde May 15 - 31, 2015. Frank Wildhorn's electrifying story of love, adventure and the crimes that captured the attention of the country is fearless in its betrayal of the reckless young lovers. With a score of infectious songs by Frank Wildhorn and Don Black, Bonnie and Clyde memorializes Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the two small-town nobodies in West Texas who became two of America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their well-known inevitable end plays out for all to see. The Center for the Arts' production of Bonnie and Clyde is directed by Kim Powers, with Musical Direction by Charlie Parker and Choreography by Emily Davis.
Appearing in the Center in the title roles are Michael Adcock as Clyde - a familiar face to Murfreesboro theater patrons, and Jamie Lawler as Bonnie, who is gracing the Center stage for the second time in her career. Joining them are three newcomers to the Center - Nashville actors Patrick Kramer as Clyde's brother Buck, Corey Shadd as the lovelorn Ted Hinton and Britt Byrd as Blanche Barrow. Gary Davis, who has appeared in numerous productions in Murfreesboro, plays the fire and brimstone Preacher. Rounding out the twenty-eight person cast are numerous ensemble members who also double as multiple characters.
Director Kim Powers is excited to be bringing this show to Murfreesboro. "I love this show because due to being raised by my Grandparents I have a passion for the 1920's/1930's era. I love the music, and I love the history of this show. This show makes the history accessible to today's generation, and I think that is so important. This cast is super talented and they are doing such a great job with the material."
Bonnie and Clyde will run May 15 - 31, 2015 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for Seniors, Students and Military and $11.00 for Children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased on the Center's website at www.boroarts.org, by calling 615-904-2787 or by stopping by the Center during business hours.
The Center for the Arts is located at 110 West College Street in Murfreesboro, TN. Center for the Arts, Inc. is a recognized 501c3 organization and is supported in part by generous grants provided by The City of Murfreesboro and The Tennessee Arts Commission. Bonnie and Clyde is sponsored by Beaman Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram of Murfreesboro and Southern Community Bank. -