Romeo and Juliet and Bennie and the Jets

Adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Written by Daniel Kenny ’18
Directed by Hannah Johnston ’19
Music Directed by Rachel Clemens ’19
Produced by Rachel Clemens ’19 and Leah Marsh ’19

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES

The Leverett Library Theater

Saturday, April 14th at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, April 15th at 4pm

Showtimes to be announced

Run time: 90 minutes, with intermission

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ABOUT THE SHOW

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life—but not before belting out the greatest hits of the piano-playing pop icon Elton John. In its fourth annual jukebox musical Satire V tells Shakespeare’s classic tale of two ill-fated lovers through the music of Sir Elton John, whose gaudy aesthetic and catchy tunes about love, devotion, and redemption color the show. English literature’s most famous couple feels the love tonight, but can they get hitched and ditch their feuding families before the sun goes down on their relationship? Although they pledged to never go breaking each other’s hearts, ultimately Romeo and Juliet come up against the power of fate—the circle of life.

CAST

Romeo…Emily Zauzmer
Juliet…Jessie James King
Friar Laurence…Haydn Bradstreet
Nurse…Becca Cleveland-Stout
Prince…Max Black
Capulet…Molly Baxter
Lady Capulet…Jënnifer Hu
Montague…Madeleine Taylor-McGrane
Lady Montague…
Paris…Nick Durham
Mercutio…Tess Saperstein
Tybalt…Rachel Freed
Benvolio…Savannah Whaley
Abraham/Ensemble…Toni Chan
Balthasar/Ensemble…Alvaro Quintero
Gregory/Ensemble…Paul Stainier
Sampson/Ensemble…Stephanie Jackson
Apothecary/Ensemble…
Servant/Ensemble…Madeleine Taylor-McGrane
Friar John/Ensemble…Matthew Deutsch/Alvaro Quintero

STAFF

Director…Hannah Johnston
Assistant Director…Daniel Kenny
Music Director…Rachel Clemens
Producers…Rachel Clemens and Leah Marsh
Stage Manager…Antonia Chan
Lighting Designers…Leah Marsh and Eva Monroe
Lighting Advisor…Yasmin Yacoby
Sound Designer…
Costume/Prop Designer…Brenda Chiang
Graphic Designers…Kevin Bao and Sally Chen