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Ride the Cyclone

Oct 12 - Nov 2, 2024

with music, lyrics and book by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell

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Oct 12 - Nov 2, 2024

in the Capital Blue Cross Main Stage

Evenings at 7:30pm: Oct 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, Nov 1, 2

Matinees at 3:00pm: Oct 13, 20, 27

Special Performances & Events:

  • Opening Night and Reception: Fri, Oct 12

  • Post-Performance Discussion: Sun, Oct 20, following the matinee

  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Thu, Oct 24 at 7:30pm (contact for best seating)

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the performance starts. There will be no late seating after the commencement of the performance to ensure the safety of our performers and patrons.

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Life's a roller coaster, and this ride is out of this world.

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Ride the Cyclone, a darkly humorous and deeply poignant musical that follows the lives of six teen chamber choir singers tragically cut short by a roller coaster accident. Transported to the afterlife's dilapidated carnival, they encounter The Amazing Karnak, a mechanical fortune teller who offers them a chance to return to life through storytelling. As they compete for this rare opportunity, the students sing and dance their way through a series of touching and hilarious performances, revealing their deepest hopes and fears. Part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly enchanting, "Ride the Cyclone" is a twisted and exhilarating exploration of the human experience that will leave you laughing, crying, and ultimately feeling grateful for the gift of life itself.

You'll love Ride the Cyclone if you enjoy: quirky musical comedies like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Little Shop of Horrors," unconventional musicals such as "Heathers: The Musical" and "Urinetown," dark humor found in films like "Beetlejuice" and "The Addams Family."

Running Time: 90 minutes - no intermission.

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90m with no intermission



Content Advisory

Parents Strongly Cautioned

This show contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14.

See specific content warnings below.

This show contains the following:

strobe lighting effects

strong coarse language

loud or startling noise

theatrical fog effects



We want to show our appreciation to our top members of The Inner Circle:

Miles Babin, Dean and Wendy Badorf, Joanne and Troy Bakel, William and Sharia Benn, Barbara Cartwright, Michael Chapaloney, Jeff and Caitlin Copus, Carole DeSoto, Matt and Desiree DeSoto, The Freeman Family, William & Melissa Gallagher, Peggy Grove, Molly Haragan, Mary Lou and Raymond Harris, Nicholas Hughes, Robert and Joyce Kantor, Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair, Wayne and Gloria Landon, Bill and Beverlee Lehr, Karen and Ken Lehman, Dan MacGregor and Stuart Landon, Emily W. Matlin, DO, Tina Monroe, Howard Pollman and David Forney, Charles Romigh and Donald Vaughan, Karen Ruch, Brad and Colleen Sanders, Joseph Schalk and Kathleen Mullen, Kristin Scofield, Mary Simmonds MD, Ellen Stockstill, Stonebridge Financial Group, John and Abby Tierney, Jonathan Vipond III and Tim E. Bunner, Jeff and Deb Wasileski, Tonja Sue Weddle, Cynthia Wells

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