A NEW MUSICAL BASED ON THE ACADEMY AWARD–WINNING FILM
MAR 29–APR 29, 2018
Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award–winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city's most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award–winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). The Sting takes you back to an era when jazz reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded.
Contains strong language and adult themes.
Conversation Club: Join us Thursday evenings, Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, or 19, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set.
The Director's Viewpoint: One hour before curtain on Wednesday, Apr 4, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A with the Cast: After the matinee on Saturday, Apr 29, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
Book by BOB MARTIN
Music by MARK HOLLMANN
Lyrics by MARK HOLLMANN AND GREG KOTIS
Choreographed by WARREN CARLYLE
Directed by JOHN RANDO