The 2022-23 season opener for Roxy’s Downtown is Bruyères: the musical, which will run until July 23.
A black comedy Heathers opens up conversations about dark issues including bullying, teen suicide, sexual assault and school violence. There’s a dazzling rock score and a wickedly funny book, because, you know, MURDER is popular. Heathers has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and two Lucille Lortel Awards.
This show features new faces, as well as some of Roxy’s audience favorites including: Madison Laughlin (Veronica), Dalton DeVoe (JD), Mary Michael Gomez (Heather Chandler), Elaine Watson (Heather Duke) Katriana Kisner (Heather McNamara ), Drew Thomas (Ram Sweeney), Tim Hampton (Kurt Kelly), Christi Moore (Mrs. Fleming, Mrs. Sawyer), Nathan Frock (Ram’s Father/Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Father), Brad Robertson (Kurt’s Father/Coach Ripper /Big Bud Dean), Jasmine Hall (Martha Dunnstock). Ensemble members include Dex O’Neal, Cadence LeBouef, Ashley Strella and Hagan Simmons.
The show is directed by Kipp Simmons, with musical direction by Rich Bruhn, choreography by Jenny Mitchell, combat/properties direction by Drew Thomas, and intimacy direction by Paula Makar. The technical team includes scenic designer J Branson, lighting designer Scott Olney, costume designer Chadwick Armstrong and stage manager/sound designer Porter Jones.
Evening shows run Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Roxy’s Downtown offers a full bar and a unique menu for each show. For Heathers, it’s a back to high school theme. Highlights include a Fried PB&J (can’t wait to try that one!) and a Lunch Lady Spring Salad which looks quite decadent. Drink specials include the Mythic Bitch and Candy Store. For a full list of menus and drinks, see https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2186503®id=132&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.roxysdowntown.com?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1/menu
The rest of Roxy’s season includes big river, August 4-20; golden girls, September 9-October 8; Carrie: the musical, October 27-November 12; A Christmas Cabaret, November 25-December 23; Two gentlemen from Verona, February 16-March 4; The singing Sylvesters save the world, April 6-27; and Kiss of the Spider Woman, May 18-June 3.
Season tickets are available for $235.59, which includes all nine shows, premium seating, a Season Pass Friend pass good for any of the nine shows, $5 off additional tickets for all the shows of the season, free and discounted tickets for special events organized at Roxy, free exchanges at any time (mandatory on another date of the same production), an invitation to the Gala 2023 – 2024, a renewal subscription at a reduced price each year, and a free dessert on your birthday!
Roxy’s Downtown is located at 412 1/2 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202. You can call them at (316) 265-4400 or email them at [email protected]