The Beastly Bombing

Libretto by Julien Nitzberg

Music by Roger Neill

Originally directed in Los Angeles by Julien Nitzberg

Directed and Choreographed by Kevin Remington

March 20, 2008 – May 3, 2008

Recommended by Centerstage Chicago / Recommended by the Chicago Reader

“an enthusiastic and lovable cast of lunatics… that might just help you laugh your way through the nightly news.” -After Dark Chicago

“truly ingenious” -The Chicago Tribune

“The first great work of comedy to emerge from the post-9/11 little planet of horrors.” -The Huffington Post

“An equal opportunity offender.” -L.A. Times

“A striking concoction of urbane nihilism and Victorian charm. It could become a cult classic, a political valentine to the first decade of the new century…it’s Dr.Strangelove meets HMS Pinafore.” -The LA Weekly

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The Beastly Bombing’s controversial but hilarious take on modern politics, fundamentalism and the war on terror has produced a touchstone event, leading to debate about which issues comedy can address in our polarized society. This romantic operetta ran for over a year in L.A. and won Best Musical of the Year at the L.A. Weekly Awards.

Featuring: Tiffany Bedwell, Noah Durham, Matthew Gottlieb, John Gray, Michelle Hackman, Steve Konet, Alyssa Nicole Larson, Melissa Law, Andrew Luckenbill, Gabriel Pastrana, Alzan Pelesic, and featuring Stephen Lydic as the President of the United States. Musical Director: Michelle Hackman Stage Manager: David Holcombe Scenic Designer: Ewelina Dobiesz Costume Designer: Iris Bainum-Houle Lighting Designer: Richard Norwood Sound Engineer: Sam Lewis