The Wild Party

Feb 20 – Mar 8, 2015


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About the Show


The gin and jazz are flowing in this explosive musical set in 1920’s Manhattan, following the reckless relationship between a Vaudevillian clown and dancer as it spirals out of control during one ferocious get-together.

Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe’s thrilling Tony-nominated musical, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March of the same name, was called “The first musical triumph of the new century!” by the New York Daily News.

Read the show’s announcement in The Toronto Star!

Produced in association with Obsidian Theatre Company.

Box Office

In person: Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley St.
Online: Click here
Over the phone: 416-368-3110

Student groups can receive special rates.


  • Producing Partners
  • Leading Lights


  • music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa book by Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe
  • based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March
  • directed by Robert McQueen
    music direction by Bob Foster choreographed by Stephanie Graham
  • starring
    Rebecca Auerbach, J. Cameron Barnett, Dan Chameroy, Josh Epstein, Susan Gilmour,
    Sarite Harris, Daren A. Herbert, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Lisa Horner, Sterling Jarvis,
    David Lopez, Larry Mannell, Stephen Patterson, Eden Richmond
    and Cara Ricketts
  • set design Michael Gianfrancesco lighting design Kimberly Purtell
    costume design Alex Amini sound design Peter McBoyle
  • head of props Alex Vass vocal coach Marie Baron
  • assistant director Ari Weinberg assistant musical director Tara Litvack
  • production manager Patrick Lavender
    stage manager Carolyn Mykytyshyn
    apprentice stage manager Alice Barnett


Box Office

In person: Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley St.

Online: Click here

Over the phone: 416-368-3110

Student groups can receive special rates. $25 Arts Worker and Student prices are available with Price B tickets.


This production runs February 20 – March 8, 2015

  • 1 p.m. Student matinees are available on February 25 & March 4. For more information, contact Carly Maga at 416-927-7880 x227


Previews, Weekend Matinees
Saturday Evenings
Students/Arts Workers
Student Matinees
Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 7pm
Feb 21 8pm
Feb 22 1pm
Feb 23 7pm
Feb 24 Feb 25 8pm Feb 26 8pm Feb 27 7pm Feb 28 1pm
Mar 1 1pm
Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 4 8pm Mar 5 8pm Mar 6 7pm Mar 7 1pm
Mar 8 1pm


Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs

The Berkeley Street Theatre is located at 26 Berkeley Street, between Sherbourne and Parliament, just south of Front Street.

The theatre boasts seating for 250 in intimate, very comfortable setting. As an abandoned Consumer Gas pumping station, the architecture blends the best of history and modernity.

Directions by TTC

  1. Subway to King Street or St. Andrew’s Station
  2. Take the 504 King Street car Eastbound
  3. Exit at Berkeley Street
  4. Walk South past Front Street (1.5 blocks) and look for the theatre on the west side of the street.


There is a lot directly across from the theatre on Berkeley Street. Alternatively, there is another pay lot on Parliament just south of front. There is also metered parking on The Esplanade, Front, and King streets.


Talkbacks & Pre-Show Chats

Join us 45 minutes before each performance in the lobby for a Pre-Show reception (including snacks and beverages), featuring a local expert touching on themes important to The Wild Party.

Talkbacks with the cast will occur after each Friday evening performance, and Saturday afternoon performance.

Our FREE Art Making Workshops are taking place during the first week of the run.

Following the evening performance on Friday, Feb. 27 and the matinee performance on Sunday, Mar. 1, workshop participants will learn and perform a piece of music from The Wild Party‘s score with assistant musical director Tara Litvack!



An exuberant staging packed with knock-’em-dead performances.

— The Globe and Mail

Michael John LaChiusa’s dark, brilliant, jazzy setting of Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 epic poem springs into vivid sonic life… Cara Ricketts is yearning, vulnerable, magnificent.

— The Toronto Star

Be prepared; you will be blown away by this gritty, sexual, exciting and compelling story.

— AM 740


All photos by Racheal McCaig Photography.