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The Wild Party

Book, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

In 1920's New York City, a pair of lovers throw a wild, wild party. Ready to break all the rules, the colorful cast of characters is determined to have the best night of their lives, as jealousies rise and the threat of violence looms. This jazz age musical tells a story of excess with some of the greatest songs of the contemporary musical theatre.

Note: The Wild Party contains depictions of alcohol and drug use and sexual assault and includes a gunshot sound effect. If you have more specific questions or concerns about the content of the show, please email us at


Highly Recommended - BroadwayWorld Chicago
Recommended - Chicago Reader
Recommended - Chicagoland Musical Theatre
Recommended - Picture This Post


Performer in a Supporting Role - LJ Bullen
Best Choreography - Lauryn Schmelzer

Also nominated for...

Best Musical
Best Ensemble
Best Director - Jason A. Fleece
Best Music Direction - Aaron Kaplan
Performer in a Principal Role - Karylin Veres


Queenie: Karylin Veres

Burrs: Dustin Rothbart*

Mr. Black: Marc Prince

Kate: LJ Bullen

Madeline True: Mary Nora Wolf

Eddie: Ian Reed

Mae: Kaitlin Feely

Nadine: Samantha Rockhill

Phil D'Armano: Nicky Mendelsohn

Oscar D'Armano: Larry D. Trice II

Sam: Mark Yacullo

Dolores: Carter Rose Sherman

Max: Jackson Mikkelson

Jackie: Trent Ramert

Understudies: Kathleen Fox, Alex Hatcher, Alex Iacobucci, Carolyn Waldee, Kaitlin Feely, Jackson Mikkelson, Trent Ramert, Carter Rose Sherman, Larry D. Trice II, Mark Yacullo

Production Team

Director: Jason A. Fleece
Music Director: Aaron Kaplan
Choreographer: Lauryn Schmelzer
Stage Manager: Caitlyn Birmingham
Scenic Designer: Kathryn Healy
Lighting Designer: Matt Kooi
Costume Designer: Colin Bradley Meyer
Sound Designer: Tom Jasek
Fight Choreographer: Brian Plocharczyk
Intimacy Designer: Christa Retka


*Denotes Blank Theatre Company Member

August 26th-September 25th 2022

The Reginald Vaughn Theatre
1106 W. Thorndale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Run time: 2hr 30min with one 15-minute intermission

Tickets: $20-$30
Preview tickets: $10
General Admission

Health & Safety

Because of the intimacy of our performance venue, where audience members are frequently inches away from our performers, all patrons must present proof of vaccination and remained masked during the entire performance. Any patron who arrives without proper proof of vaccination will be turned away. If you arrive without a mask, one will be provided for you.


All patrons understand that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing tickets and attending Blank Theatre Company productions voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


If you have purchased tickets and before your scheduled performance you test positive for COVID-19 or experience symptoms, please contact the box office at to reschedule your tickets for a later date.

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Praise for The Wild Party

Nominated for 7 Jeff Awards, including Best Musical!

"Standout vocals and top-notch choreography make The Wild Party a night of fun. If you are a fan who seeks out the more obscure musicals, this is a show for you."
-Picture This Post

"If you're looking to patronize local theatre in an intimate setting, look no further than this heady production of Blank Theatre Company's The Wild Party"
-BroadwayWorld Chicago

"If you're looking for a raunchy yet low-key event, The Wild Party may be right for you. Besides, a little party never killed anybody."
-Chicago Reader


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