DAG presents - Bonnie & Clyde

DAG's "Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical" is a Fully-Loaded Adventure

While many may know the tale of the outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, the Downriver Actors Guild takes the story to a new level with "Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical."


Bonnie and Clyde - A New Musical in Wyandotte, Michigan

The play takes us through Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's lives and how they met their fateful end. At its heart, it is a tragic love story — how two people can love each other and still be destined for a bad ending.


For those unfamiliar with the tale, the two west Texans meet during the Depression. Clyde (Daniel Hazlett) is a mischievous young man who has already done his fair share of time in the slammer. Bonnie (Kimberly Elliott) is a young waitress obsessed with becoming a famous movie star. Their love is nearly instant and surely dangerous.


Elliott and Hazlet sizzle together, and, yet, also convey a touching sense of vulnerability. That vulnerability is perhaps most obvious in a scene where Clyde sits bathing in a tub, playing ukulele and serenading Bonnie.


Throughout the story, the two are joined by Clyde's brother, Buck Barrow (Bryan Aue), and his wife, Blanche Barrow (Melanie Aue). The four actors work well together and provide an interesting contrast with immaturity and maturity in relationships. Aue's vocal performance alongside Elliott's is particularly outstanding in "You Love Who You Love."


The rest of the cast is equally as brilliant.


Elaina Primeau shines as Young Bonnie, providing the audience with a seamless transition from her vocal performance to Elliott's in "Picture Show." Keagan Rodden's performance as Young Clyde reminded the audience how the character never stood a chance at life without crime.


The musical's score blends the sounds of the Depression era well with blues and gospel intertwining. It's no surprise that the liveliest number is the Gospel piece "God's Arms Are Always Open," but Nick Brown, who plays the story's minister, really blows the doors off.


The production value is also a hit. Downriver Actors Guild mimics the Broadway show's set with wood-slatted walls and a minimalist feel. The costuming and props really aid with believability. The guns in particular might make you do a double take.


Hit this one up before it leaves town. It's a great alternative to a dinner-and-a-movie date night.

"Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical" plays

Friday October 28th - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday October 29th - 7:30 p.m.



dag downriver actors guild

Downriver Actor's Guild
Theatre on the Avenue,
2656 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192

734-407-7020

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