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Winner of 2104 Gregory Award:

Oustanding Musical Production

Outstanding Actress in a Musical –

Outstanding Choreography

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“I knew not what laughter, tears, electricity, chemistry and cohesion awaited inside the doors of Seattle Center Theatre at Sound Theatre’s production of Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY, but I exited having witnessed what was clearly a highpoint of not just the sleepy summer but the whole 2013 calendar year theatre season in Seattle. …THE WILD PARTY is one you wish didn’t have to end.”-David-Edward Hughes, Talkin’ Broadway

“Not only is it a sultry good time but the fear, love, lust, anger and danger coming off the cast is palpable…This production is a complete and utter winner. I was sincerely blown away by the piece and this will be the one for the season you will regret if you miss…do not miss it!” – Jay Irwin, Broadway World

“Spectacular new production directed by Corey D. McDaniel…With choreography by Jessica Low and musical direction by Carl Petrillo, the party pulsates with dance numbers and euphonic rhythms in which the story of a love quadrangle is told in a quasi-Brechtian and operatic style…In short, Sound Theatre Company has another hit on their hands with “The Wild Party,” and I am so happy to see this theatre company become a force with which to be reckoned in the Seattle theatre scene. Congratulations cast and crew!” – Scott Taylor, Seattle Stage Revue

“There is nothing more exciting for the avid theater-goer than to see a production that you’ve been looking forward to and find that it is more powerful, more expertly performed and more artistically satisfying than you had hoped. That’s certainly the case with Sound Theatre Company’s production of “The Wild Party”…It is certainly one of the very best productions I’ve seen this season…. Sound Theatre Company may be a “small” organization, but you won’t find a bigger show, both in intention and execution, anywhere in Seattle. This is one party that no one who was present will ever forget.” – Jerry Kraft, Seattle Actor

“Director Corey McDaniel gets high marks for the show’s full-throttle drive and demimonde ambience and a couple of sizzling performances….In songs and a style in sync with the ’20s-set musical “Chicago,” Queenie and pals flirt, guzzle gin and kick up their heels to Jessica Low’s vivacious choreography, and sing their sorrows in bluesy ballads and impressively intricate quartets… this production shows how much a troupe can bring to the piece, with modest resources.”- Misha Berson, Seattle Times

Photography and Poster by Ken Holmes

THE WILD PARTY Sound Theater Seattle Wild Party

by Andrew Lippa

August 8 – 25 | Center Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory

Directed by Corey McDaniel • Musical Direction by Carl Petrillo • Choreography by Jessica Low.

Sound Theatre Company presents the Seattle premiere of The Wild Party, the darkly brilliant musical by Andrew Lippa inspired by Joseph Moncure March’s banned poem about the excesses of the Jazz Age. A group of burlesque performers join together for a wild, erotic evening in the Manhattan apartment of vaudevillians Queenie and Burrs, when a newcomer complicates their strained relationship and challenges their decadent and thrill-seeking high living. For all who enjoy Rent or Chicago, this dark descent into erotic excess is a must-see.

For mature audiences: contains very adult situations.

Recommended for ages 16 and older, may contain brief moments of nudity

“Conveys a sense of the decadent side of New York of the 1920s better than anything I can recall since F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Tickets $25 | Students $15 – BUY NOW


Queenie Tori Spero
Burrs Troy Wageman
Mr. Black Jesse Smith
Kate Allison Standley
Eddie DeSean Halley
Mae McKenna Turner
Madelaine True Leslie Wisdom
Nadine Adrienne Baltz
Jackie Zandi Carlson
Oscar D’Armano Bo Mellinger
Phil D’Armano James Sgambati
Dolores Alyssa Keene
Sam Matt Fulbright
The Neighbor Justin Carrell
Max Sara Trowbridge
Cast replacements Katie PoorRyan Patrick O’Donnell

Production Team

Director Corey D. McDaniel
Music Director Carl Petrillo
Choreographer Jessica Low
Set Designer Richard Schaefer
Costume Designer Candace Frank
Props Designer Jodi Sauerbier
Lighting Designer Richard Schaefer
Stage Manager Katie McKellar
Asst. Choreographer Megan Tyrrell
Assistant Stage Manager Laura Thomson
Sound Designer Josh Blaisdell

Partially Developed and Received Readings at The O’Neill Theater Center during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference Originally Produced in New York City by The Manhattan Theatre Club
THE WILD PARTY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).