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Nazareth presents Tony-nominated musical "Bonnie & Clyde" April 18-20

Published April 02, 2019

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League brings America's favorite criminal lovers back to life in the Tony-nominated musical Bonnie and Clyde at the Nazareth College Arts Center. The bank-robbing duo takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, Friday April 19, and Saturday April 20. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday April 20. Performances are in the Callahan Theater, located on the campus of Nazareth College at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, 14618.

Bonnie & Clyde was written by Frank Wildhorn (music), Don Black (lyrics), and Ivan Menchell (book). It is directed by New York City-based Aaron Galligan-Stierle with musical direction by Corinne Aquilina, assistant professor and program director of musical theatre at Nazareth College.

In the midst of the Great Depression, small-town nobodies Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow spark a bold and reckless romance-driven by a mutual desire for fame and fortune. As their law-breaking adventure spirals in unexpected directions, their inevitable fate grows closer. Watch their rise to outlaw infamy unfold in this retelling of two of America's most wanted criminals.

"I couldn't be more excited to bring to life this timely story of the desperate need for connection and legacy in the midst of devastating poverty and upheaval," said director Aaron Galligan-Stierle. "The cast is bringing their total commitment and passion and I can't wait to share this production with the Rochester community."

Willie Lightfoot is a Rochester City Council member at-large and the creator and chairman of ROC Against Gun Violence Coalition. He and the cast of Bonnie & Clyde will be giving a talk back following their opening performance on Thursday, April 18.

Tickets for Bonnie & Clyde are $15.00 for general admission, $13.00 for seniors, and $7.50 for students at the door with I.D. For tickets call - or visit - the Box Office: 585-389-2170 or order online: For groups of 10 or more, contact Box Office Manager Deb Foster at 389-2172 for group rates.

The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days.

The Bonnie & Clyde cast features: Demetrio Alomar (Clyde), Anna Kostakis (Bonnie), Nick Deapo (Buck), Caelie Flanagan (Blanche), Robert DiJames (Ted), Chiara Giampietro (Emma), Kaitie Buckert (Cumie), Garrison Hunt (Henry), Ian Patterson (Preacher), Kara Smith (Gospel Girl), Erin Mclean (Gospel Girl), Isabella Bertoni (Gospel Girl), Zachary Jones (Bud), Sam Melita (Sheriff), Dereck Atwater (Johnson), Peter Smith (Hamer), Giovanni Rivera-Litz (Archie/Alcorn), Julianna Pollicino (Eleanor), Michaela Shaffer (Trish), Regan Stacey (Stella), Felicity Thomas (Governor), Noah Baisch (Young Clyde), Poppy Thomas (Young Bonnie), Abigail Hazlett (u/s Bonnie), Tre Kanaley (u/s Clyde), Amanda Reyngoudt (u/s Blanche), Vinny Capluzzi (u/s Buck), Nash Johns (Male Swing), and Shelby Ennis (Female Swing).

The Bonnie & Clyde design team consists of Aaron Galligan-Stierle (director/choreographic advisor), Corinne Aquilina (musical director), Allen Wright Shannon (scenic designer), Emily Stork (lighting designer), Kyle Critelli (sound designer), and Yuanting Zhao (costume designer). Student creative team members are Vinny Capluzzi (associate director), Cassidy Halpin (choreographer), Nolan Todd (stage manager), Sam Burkovich (assistant stage manager), Sam Searles (assistant stage manager), Annie Skinner (assistant scenic designer), and Jake Beha (assistant lighting designer).

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Michelle Shippers, 585-389-2093,


Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.