2016-2017 Season

BONNIE & CLYDE

BONNIE & CLYDE The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical

Book by: Will Pomerantz, Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie
Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie

"Coulda lived some sixty years and straighter than an arrow
Toilin’ hard fer joy i’d never know    
But in sixty years, the books’ll read that Clyde and Bonnie Barrow
They drew their lot-and that’s the way we’ll go!"

Bonnie & ClydeDepression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were considered ruthless murderers.  Bonnie & Clyde The Two Person, Six Gun Musical explores the true events of their lives from the angle of their infamous love affair. 

With haunting melodies and bold theatricality, this pure fun rip-roarin’ musical takes you on the wild ride of romance, suspense and old-fashioned shoot-outs that led up to this notorious couples’ nationwide crime spree from 1932 until 1934.

Performance Dates:
Preview Thursday May 4, 2017, 7:30pm
Opening Friday May 5, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Saturday May 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Matinee Sunday May 7, 2017, 2:00pm 
Performance Sunday May 7, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Tuesday May 9, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Thursday May 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Friday May 12, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Saturday May 13, 2016, 7:30
Matinee Sunday May 14, 2017, 2:00pm
Performance Sunday May 14, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Tuesday May 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Thursday May 18, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Friday May 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Performance Saturday May 20, 2016, 7:30
Matinee Sunday May 21, 2017, 2:00pm 
Performance Sunday May 21, 2017, 7:30pm
(No performances on Mondays)

NEW** Sunday Matinee:
2:00pm May 7, 14, 21, 2017

Location: PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns: 10330-84 Ave.

Tickets:
$25 Student/Senior, $30 Adult, $20 Matinee (prices do not include GST)
Available at the door, online or call 780-471-1586

Special Events

PWYC Preview & Free for Students with Student I.D:
7:30pm Thursday, May 4, 2017
Tuesday 2 for 1:
7:30pm, Tuesday, May 9 & 16, 2017
Director’s Circle with Trevor Schmidt:
Preshow, 1pm, Sunday, May 7, 2017, Snacks provided by Under the Highwheel
Guest Speaker Salon hosted by Colin MacLean:
Post Show, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Pizza provided by Famoso WEM
Actor’s Talk Back:
Post Show, Thursday, May 11, 2017


CAST & COMPANY

Will Pomerantz

Will Pomerantz

Will Pomerantz (Co-Librettist) has been associated with such theatres as The Mark Taper Forum, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Denver Center, The American Music Theatre Festival, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre , New York Theatre Workshop, and is Director in Residence at The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker.  He has directed plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, and Strindberg, as well as numerous new musicals.  Literary adaptations include The 5:48 (based on the story by John Cheever), Social Note: An Evening With Dorothy Parker, and Prater Violet.  Will received an OOBR Award for his adaptation of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, was a Critic's Pick for TimeOut New York (The Wild Duck), and has had his work cited in the Boston Area Theatre Critics top ten list (Cruel and Barbarous Treatment).  His production of The Shape of Things was voted outstanding production of 2002 by Metro Weekly in Washington , DC .   He is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Carnegie Mellon University.  His production of Kopciuch was well received in Warsaw in 2004.

Andrew Herron

Andrew Herron

Andrew Philip Herron (Co-Librettist, Composer, and Co-Lyricist) is the composer and co-librettist of the musicals The Top, Bonnie and Clyde, and American Storm; The Great Galveston Hurricane.  He wrote incidental music for Mikell Pinkney’s production of Orestes, additional music and lyrics for David Varquez’s adaptation of El Bluebird, and was the music director for the University of Florida’s nationally known Theatre Strike Force troupe, composing for their mainstage show for two years.  Mr. Herron’s work has been presented and read at such theatres as The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker, The Village Theatre (Seattle), and Constans Theatre (Florida).

Doug Ritchie

Doug Ritchie

Doug Ritchie (Co-Lyricist) is the lyricist and co-librettist of the musical The Top, the co-lyricist for Bonnie and Clyde, and has collaborated with Andrew Philip Herron for longer than he probably cares to remember.  Mr. Ritchie’s work has been presented at such theatres as The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker, the Village Theatre (Seattle), and Okaloosa-Walton (Florida).  He is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Trevor Schmidt - Director, Set & Costume Designer

Trevor SchmidtTrevor Schmidt is the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 13 years, and been involved with NLT for the past 18 years as a performer, director, designer, and playwright, as well as being a multiple Sterling award winner. He has been awarded twice for playwrighting (THE WATERMELON GIRLS, and CHANGE ROOM), twice for directing (the Canadian premieres of THE 4TH PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE and Carol Anne Duffy’s THE WORLD’S WIFE). He received the Outstanding Fringe Performance award for the one-man show COFFEE DAD, CHICKEN MOM, AND THE FABULOUS BUDDHA BOI, penned by Nick Green which toured to New York as part of the FRIGID FESTIVAL. As an actor, he has been seen in ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 1: Millennium Approaches, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED (Outstanding Male Lead Actor nomination) and created the role of Bette Davis in the international touring success BITCHSLAP!.  His plays have been produced across Canada and far away as Australia (MABEL STARK!). He has created and choreographed a one-woman dance piece entitled MARKED for the Expanse Dance Festival that was extended and nominated for a Sterling for Outstanding New Work. Most recently, he was awarded the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor's Evening for the Arts. He sits on the advisory boards of the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts and Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation programme and is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE Theatre company, where he was last seen in FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP!

Nicolas Samoil - Musical Director

Nicolas Samoil

Nick Samoil is a rock and popular music artist appearing on stages in the Edmonton area on a weekly basis. He has composed and produced music for theatre, film and video games and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Nick performs regularly with his band, Jericho West, at various venues and festivals playing his originals and cover material. You can follow Nick and listen to some of his original music at nicksamoil.com or facebook.com/nicksamoilmusic.

Amanda Neufeld - Bonnie

Amanda Neufeld

Amanda Neufeld is ecstatic to be making her Northern Light Theatre debut as the fascinating and iconic Bonnie in the “Two Person, Six-Gun Musical”, Bonnie and Clyde. Amanda was recently seen playing several deliciously fun characters in the Guy’s in Disguise original and Sterling nominated musical Klondykes! Other selected credits include: Mae in Reefer Madness, Rona Peretti in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Maureen in Rent, and Deb in Ordinary Days. Amanda is also a Sterling nominated director and producer for her company Patient Mango Theatre which has produced the Fringe hits: Hair (official fringe holdover), BARE (3 Sterling nominations) , Reefer Madness (official fringe holdover and 3 Sterling nominations) and this fringe’s 5 star hit Bat Boy: The Musical (co-pro with Straight Edge Theatre). Amanda is overjoyed to be working with this amazing company and brilliant artistic team and to play alongside the stunningly talented Matthew Lindholm!

Matthew Lindholm - Clyde

Matthew Lindholm

Matthew Lindholm is beyond excited to be returning to the stage in Edmonton with an absolute dream team. You can find him performing under his stage name 'Mow Mow' in Toronto at your dingy neighborhood bar.  Matthew is a true Edmontonian outlaw and should most certainly not be trusted.

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull - Lighting Design

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull is a multi-talented technician and theatre designer who works in set and lighting design and construction. He is sought-after as an artistic collaborator and his work has been seen on the stages for Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Fringe Theatre Adventures, L'UniThéâtre, Theatre Yes, multiple high school and performing arts groups, as well as trade shows and conventions. He has served as Production Manager and Site Technical Director for North America's largest Fringe Festival, currently serves at the Technical Director and Production Manager at Northern Light Theatre. He is a multiple nominee for Sterling Awards.

Elizabeth Allison - Stage Manager

Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Allison is really excited to be working with the team at Northern Light Theatre again, Trevor Ellen, Gina and Adam are four of her favourite people and last years Sterling Award winning production of the Good Bride was one of highlights of her season. When not working with Northern Light she also stage manages for Plain Jane Theatre and works as the Costume Manager at Lecky School of Dance. She recently directed Watermelon Girls for the 2016 Fringe and will be directing another show for NextGen theatre for Fringe 2017.

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