Main Stage Series

June 26th - August 4th

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

by John Kander, Fred Ebb & David Thompson


Directed by Sean Harris
Music Direction by Melanie Guerin
Choreography by Darlene Zoller



The thrilling, final collaboration by musical theatre greats, John Kander and Fred Ebb (CHICAGO, CABARET), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS has been hailed as one of the most visionary pieces ever to grace the Broadway stage. Nominated for a staggering twelve Tony Awards, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will have you tapping your toes and hollering for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African-American men accused of a crime they did not commit. With its brilliant stew of performance styles and piercing new songs, it is truly a triumph of the American musical theatre.

 

Additional reading:
"The Scottsboro Boys: Injustice in Alabama" by Jay Bellamy.
Read an interview with Artistic Director Sean Harris.

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“Genuinely radical musical, full of stinging indignation and plaintive power.” --The Guardian

“A sophisticated knockout, a musical for those who like their razzle-dazzle with a radical, unsentimental edge.” --LA Times

Producing Partners:

Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, P.C.
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Performance Schedule

Previews on June 26 & 27, all seats $17.50 for Previews only. For other pricing, see our tickets page.
Opening Night: June 28 - wine and cheese reception before the show.

Performances:

Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm

Audience members are invited to stay for a conversation with the cast immediately following each performance.

No performance on July 4th, Independence Day.

Tuesday matinee: Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00pm

Young Professionals Night Out*
Thursday, July 11th 2019
Reception 6pm, performance at 7:30pm
$25 ticket includes reception
*available for ages 21-35

Open Mic Nights: After the performance, come with music, BYOB, or just stay and listen to the performers. Accompanist provided.
Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, August 3rd.




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Cast

Troy Valjean Rucker* (Haywood Patterson) Playhouse On Park debut! Select credits: AUGUST RUSH (world premiere), Albert/Kevin CLYBOURNE PARK, Belize ANGELS IN AMERICA, Donkey SHREK, LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO (world premier), BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Ike Skidmore OKLAHOMA!, Buck ZANNA, DON’T!. National Tour: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Select Regional: Actors Theatre Of Louisville, The Muny, Walnut Street Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Paramount Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre. European Tour: INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Opera/Concerts: Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Aretha Franklin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Appearances in Film, Television, Commercials, Print, Web Series. TroyValjeanRucker.com

Dennis Holland* (Interlocutor) - Playhouse on Park debut! Doc in the recent 50th Anniversary international tour of WEST SIDE STORY, performing in Dublin, Dubai, Vienna, Paris, Munich,  Istanbul, Singapore, Tokyo, Auckland, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. Broadway - THE MUSIC MAN; National Tour - PETER PAN; Regional -  Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Guthrie, Arden, (Barrymore nominee for PARADE);  award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks; leading roles in numerous films, including CONCURRENCE, screened at Cannes in 2016.

Ivory McKay* (Mr. Bones):  Playhouse on Park Debut!  New York Theater....Madison Square Garden: BUZZ WHO, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; National Tour: Judah JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT; BSide Productions: Mr.2/Charles, ADDING MACHINE; Jacob LA CAGES AUX FOLLES.


Trishawn Paul (Eugene Williams) Playhouse on Park Debut! The 224: Nick Piazza FAME JR., Simba THE LION KING; Kinsella: Ensemble WORKING. I am currently a sophomore at East Hartford High School and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. I study different singing styles like jazz and pop.

 

Torrey Linder (Mr. Tambo) Playhouse on Park Debut! US Tour: Store Manager ELF THE MUSICAL; National Tour: Tito Suarez DIRTY DANCING; Dutch Apple Dinner Theater: Fred SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE; Sugarloaf PAC: Benjamin Coffin III RENT.

 

Alex Robertson (Willie Roberson) Playhouse on Park: What Screams I Hear Are Mine; New York Theater Festival: Mitch LIES & LOVE; New London Barn Playhouse: Romeo NEWSIES, Mac 42ND STREET.



Renee J Sutherland (Lady): Playhouse on Park Debut! Fairfield Center Stage: Michelle Morris DREAMGIRLS; Windham Theatre Guild: Janet THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW; The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts: Mae THE WILD PARTY; Connecticut Theatre Company: Clopin THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Castle Craig Players: Kitty THE DROWSY CHAPERONE; Connecticut Theatre Company: Peggy THE WOMEN; Downtown Cabaret Theatre: Bebe A CHORUS LINE; The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts: Sister Chantelle BARE: A POP OPERA.

Justin Sturgis (Roy Wright)  Playhouse on Park Debut!  NYU Tisch: Scott DISASTER!; Random Farms Theater: Seaweed HAIRSPRAY, Agwe ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; Rye Neck High School: Donkey SHREK THE MUSICAL, Jack INTO THE WOODS, Marcellus THE MUSIC MAN.  Justin is currently a student at NYU Tisch in the New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre.

Jerry Hamilton (Andy Wright) Playhouse on Park Debut! Hartford Stage: Romeo ROMEO AND JULIET, Malvolio TWELFTH NIGHT; Capital Classics: Ensemble PERICLES; Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts: Richie A CHORUS LINE, Arthur Roeder RADIUM GIRLS, Sonny IN THE HEIGHTS. Jerry will be a sophomore in the fall at the Hart School where he is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre.

Cedrick Ekra (Clarence) Playhouse on Park Debut! Emerson College: Doctor Fine/Madden NEXT TO NORMAL, Melchior SPRING AWAKENING, Father CHILDREN OF EDEN; West Hartford Summer Arts Festival: Gaston BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Hall High School: Duke Orsino TWELFTH NIGHT. Cedrick is a rising sophomore at Emerson College pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Jaylan Evans (Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates) Playhouse on Park debut! Flat Rock Playhouse: (U/S PEPPER) MAMA MIA!, Babkak DISNEY’s ALADDIN; Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA): Mush DISNEY’s NEWSIES; The Muny: HAIRSPRAY; Elon: Papa Ge ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Declan AMERICAN IDIOT, Ensemble HELLO, DOLLY! Greensboro, NC native. Rising senior w/ ELON MT20.

Grant Reynolds (Charles Weems/ Victoria Price) Playhouse on Park Debut! Clinton Showboat Theatre: Clifford Bradshaw, CABARET; Illinois AllState Festival: Audrey II, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; Illinois AllState Mainstage: Sweeney Todd, SWEENEY TODD. Grant is a current junior at the Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Musical Theatre.

Cedric Greene (Olen Montgomery) Playhouse on Park Debut! Gateway Playhouse: Trio MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, Hans CABARET; TADA Theater: Don, Richie A CHORUS LINE; NCS: Lindi Feature SWING THE MUSICAL.

 

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.

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