The ensemble of “Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical” prepares for the song “Made in America.” The musical features music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Don Black. Director and fourth-year theater student Emily Mikolitch said, “Community is more important in America now than ever before. While there's not a big political statement to the show, the relevance was the process of creating a family of over 40 undergraduate students coming together and building something.”
The preacher (third-year musical theater student Nick McKenna) looks down at the ensemble during the song “Made in America.” Fourth-year theater student Michelle Joo designed the set of four rolling panels made of corrugated plastic. “Since we are limited on space and this is a musical, I wanted to design something that is versatile and can be brought to life through lighting and projections,” she said.
The deputy (second-year theater student Olly Sholotan) attempts to stop Clyde from robbing a grocery store.
Clyde Barrow (third-year musical theater student Spencer Martin) prepares for a song. Mikolitch said the musical re-imagines and reanimates “the whirlwind journey of America’s favorite gun-slinging, car-stealing duo.”
Clyde (Martin) comes to terms with shooting the deputy at the grocery store while Bonnie (third-year musical theater student Shelby Barry) worries about him.
Clyde’s brother Buck (second-year theater student Tim Hoffmann) and his wife Blanche (third-year musical theater student Shelby Talley) sing, “That’s What You Call a Dream” after Buck’s unsuccessful attempt to persuade Blanche to join Bonnie and Clyde.
Clyde (Martin) meets with his mother Cumie (second-year musical theater student Nicolette Norgaard) to give her some money.
Clyde (Martin) sings the song “What Was Good Enough For You.”
Clyde (Martin) and Bonnie (Barry) finish the song “What Was Good Enough For You” together.
Bonnie (Barry) reads one of her poems to Clyde (Martin) after patching up a gunshot wound he received robbing a bank.
A deputy sheriff Ted Hinton (first-year musical theater student Michael Wells) sings “Raise a Little Hell.”
Clyde (Martin) sings the song “Bonnie” to Bonnie (Barry) as she reads about their escapades in a magazine.