Bonnie & Clyde, an image of a vintage car

February 23—March 9, 2024

Book by 
Ivan Menchell

Lyrics by 
Don Black

Music by 
Frank Wildhorn


2 hours 20 min (including one 15-minute intermission)

Bonnie & Clyde

Adventure and romance await in the larger-than-life true tale of one of history’s most notorious couples. During the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow captured the nation’s imagination with their infamous rise from small-town West Dallas nobodies to American legends. Featuring a book by Emmy nominee Ivan Menchell and a Tony-nominated score by composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeThe Count of Monte Cristo) and Oscar and Tony Award-winning lyricist Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), Bonnie & Clyde is a celebration of quintessential American musical genres: blues, gospel, and rock & roll. An electrifying story of fame, a life of crime, and love!

“[Frank Wildhorn] delivers a jaunty and evocative score, an appealing patchwork of Americana — blues, gospel and fiddle-filled rockabilly. ” — New York Daily News

BONNIE & CLYDE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

$55-$79 ($5 more per ticket if purchased at the door)

Important Dates

Monday—Thursday, 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM

  • Post-show talkback with members of the cast and theatre artistic staff immediately following the 2 PM performance on Saturday, March 2nd.
  • ASL-interpreted performance: Saturday, March 9th @ 2 PM


Please contact the Box Office at 801-581-6961 for more information.





Creative Team

IVAN MENCHELL (Book) Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde (book), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (additional material), and The Cemetery Club. Off-Broadway/Tours include Smiling Through (book), The Prince & The Pauper (book), The Surprise Party. For the screen, Mr. Menchell wrote an adaptation of his play, The Cemetery Club, starring Ellen Burstyn, Diane Ladd, and Olympia Dukakis; is co-writer of Samuel Goldwyn’s Napoleon; and served as a writer on Universal’s animated feature, Curious George. An Emmy nominated television writer, he created the critically acclaimed Showtime series, Bedtime and has served as Writer/Co-Executive Producer on Disney Channel’s Phil of The Future and JONAS, starring the Jonas Brothers. He was also a writer/producer on the long-running CBS comedy The Nanny, and the FOX dramatic series Time of Your Life, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Ivan is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship for his playwriting and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

DON BLACK (Lyrics) started out as a standup comedian and blames himself entirely for the death of Variety. He made his West End debut as a theatre lyricist with composer John Barry on the musical Billy, starring Michael Crawford at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Don received two Broadway Tony Awards for best book and lyrics of a musical for his work on Sunset Boulevard. This marked his third theatrical collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber. They first joined forces to write the song cycle Tell Me On A Sunday, which was developed to form the basis of the stage show Song and Dance. They were reunited for Aspects of Love. Don has also added songs to Andrew’s stage shows Starlight Express and Whistle Down The Wind. He also wrote lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber produced musical Bombay Dreams. In a career that has won him many glittering prizes (an Oscar for his song “Born Free,” five Academy Award nominations, two Tony Awards plus three Tony nominations, Five Ivor Novello Awards, a Golden Globe and many platinum, gold and silver discs) he has worked with some of the world’s leading composers: Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Aznavour, etc. Don has written over a hundred songs for motion picture including The Italian Job, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, True Grit, Dances With Wolves, Out of Africa and a quintet of James Bond theme songs – Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough. Among his many popular songs are Michael Jackson’s Ben and Lulu’s “To Sir With Love,” both U.S. number one hits. He is currently working on a musical to be produced in Shanghai and is also re-working the musical of Bar Mitzvah Boy, a musical he wrote with Jule Styne. He has just completed a musical version of The Count of Monte Cristo with French composer Michel Legrand which is scheduled to open in London later this year. Don was awarded an OBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list and has just been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts by the City of London University. However, he says it is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame that has outshone any previous accolade.

FRANK WILDHORN (Music) In 1999, multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominated composer/producer Frank Wildhorn became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway with Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde, Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and the revival of Jekyll & Hyde. West End: Bonnie & Clyde & Death Note the Musical in Concert. International: Carmen, Camille Claudel, Casanova, Cyrano, Death Note, Fist of the North Star, Mata Hari, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, No Longer Human, Rudolf, Tears of Heaven, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man Who Laughs, Your Lie in April and Xcalibur. Upcoming: Song of Bernadette and Reunion. He Produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. The Korea Times recently proclaimed Wildhorn as “Korea’s most popular musical composer”. In November 2022, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra World Premiered Wildhorn’s full length “Danube Symphony at the famed Musikverein. Europe’s Musical Zentrale noted, “With his “Donau Symphonie” he (Wildhorn) manages to completely reinvent himself and to overcome the (already artificial) separation between light and serious music.” Conducted by Koen Schoots, the performance also featured suites from the Wildhorn musicals Jekyll and Hyde and Dracula. The “Danube Symphony” was released on CD and streaming services in December 2021 through HitSquad Records. Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). He wrote the song “Gold”, the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank’s works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant, Anthony Warlow, to name a few. He received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name and is an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston.

GERRY MCINTYRE (Director/Choreographer) is acclaimed for his choreography in the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Godspell. Associate Artistic Director of the York Theatre in NYC. Director: Hallelujah Baby at The York; Kinky Boots at The Hangar Theatre; Once on this Island at Martin Beck Theatre, Virginia Stage, Pioneer Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, La Mirada Theatre (Robby Award, Best Director; Ovation nom., Best Choreography and Best Musical). Choreographer: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Anything Can Happen in the Theatre. Side by Side, Tommy, and My Fair Lady at the Berkshire Theatre Festival; Laura Comstock’s Bag-Punching Dog, The Color Purple at Broadway Sacramento, and The Wiz. Performer: OBC of Once on This Island, Anything Goes with Patti LuPone, and one of three Americans cast in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond. At PTC, Gerry has appeared onstage in A Christmas Carol; Sweet Charity; Christmas in Connecticut; and One Man, Two Guvnors. He has also directed/choreographed the PTC mountings of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on This Island, and Putting It Together.

TOM GRIFFIN (Musical Director/Conductor) is a nationally recognized musical director and conductor. Recent productions: Once On This Island, Oliver!, It Happened One Christmas, Peter & The Starcatcher, Elf – The Musical and A Christmas Carol: The Musical at Pioneer Theatre Company; Ragtime, 13 – The Musical, the West Coast and Los Angeles premieres of The Last Five Years, Sweet Charity, Sweeney Todd, and The Music Man; the West Coast premiere of Spitfire Grill; Annie, West Side Story, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Bye Bye Birdie; the national tour of My Fair Lady for Theatre of The Stars; and Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Disney’s Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Peter Pan and A Christmas Memory. Awards: Broadway revival of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Los Angeles premiere), Garland Award Best Musical Direction; and Side Show (Los Angeles premiere), Los Angeles Drama Critics Award Best Musical Direction. Tom was the musical conductor of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on two National Tours.

BRYCE CUTLER (Scenic Design) Previous designs include Grand Horizons on Broadway; 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist Soft Power at The Public Theater; along with world premieres by John Patrick Shanley, Dael Orlandersmith, Matt Aucoin, and Grammy Award winner Steve Mackey; Other projects include Samsung’s virtual reality television series Interpretation of Dreams; Feel The Pride, an AI powered audio-visual installation with St. Vincent; and a virtual reality arcade for Muse’s 2019 World Tour. Co- founder of the political theater collective Third Space, winner of the 2017 USITT Rising Star Award, a 2019 L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Finalist, and his design for The Lady In Red… was selected for international exhibition at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. 

K.L. ALBERTS (Costume Design) This marks K.L.’s 36th season and 46th production with PTC! Favorite designs include The Play That Goes Wrong, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Les Miserables (regional premiere), The Producers, and the world premiere of Laughing Stock. For the Utah Shakespeare Festival, he has designed Ah, Wilderness!, Big River, Guys and Dolls, and this upcoming season’s The Taming of the Shrew, among others. K.L. has also designed over 30 productions for Salt Lake Acting Company and a number of shows for Plan-B Theatre. While living in NYC. he worked on, off, and very far from Broadway, and also for the Ralph Lauren Studios.

JOSÉ SANTIAGO (Lighting Design) is a New York City based Lighting Designer. His work has been seen at Chicago Opera, The Paramount Theatre (Aurora, IL), Drury Lane (Chicago), Center REP, Bristol Riverside Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, Bay Street Theatre, Gretna Playhouse, The Gateway, The Engeman Theater, Guild Hall, Penobscot Theatre, 5 Star Theatricals, Slow Burn Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse. He received his MFA in Lighting Design from Florida State University. Proud member of USA829 and represented by Michael Moore Agency. 

AARON HUBBARD (Sound Design) is enjoying his 16th season with Pioneer Theatre Company in sound mix and design. His favorite productions have been Sting’s The Last Ship, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Next to Normal, and One Man, Two Guvnors. Aaron teaches sound production and recording at Weber State University, and in his spare time he records and produces music. His favorite star is his wife, Melissa, who puts up with all the late theatre nights.

TAMI LEE THOMPSON (Hair & Makeup Design) Previous credits include: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (Pioneer Theatre Company), Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose and A Christmas Story (Barter Theater), Jelly’s Last Jam, The Underpants, A Christmas Carol, Bluish, Intimate Apparel, Moonlight and Magnolias, Tick, Tick…. Boom!, and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Alliance Theater), A Flea in Her Ear, Da, Born Yesterday, Twelfth Night, Inherit The Wind, and The Philadelphia Story (Asolo Theater); Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, and King Lear (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (University of Notre Dame), and 42nd Street (Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts).

JAMES O. HANSEN* (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be in his first season here at Pioneer Theatre Company! Recent credits include: Clue (starring Sally Struthers), The Wedding Singer, A Christmas Carol, and Flashdance (starring Julia Macchio) at The Gateway Playhouse. Joseph…Dreamcoat (starring David Archuleta), Mary Poppins, and Wonderland at Tuacahn Amphitheatre. James earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management from Dean College. Special thanks to his Mom, Family, and Ostie for their love and support! DHH.

EMILY NACRISSA GRIFFITH* (Stage Manager) This is Emily’s eighth season with Pioneer Theatre Company. She graduated from UVU with multiple awards for her work, including the Kennedy Center’s Meritorious Achievement Award. She has also managed multiple productions for Sundance’s Summer Theatre.

SARAH HUDSON* (Assistant Stage Manager) is pleased to be returning to PTC following work with them last season as both a Stage Manager and Company Manager. Her work with PTC includes Putting It Together, What the Constitution Means To Me, and The Prom! Other favorites include The Addams Family and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Summerstock Austin, the world premiere of Gold Mountain with Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Ragtime at Texas State University. She holds a BFA in Stage Management from Texas State University. Many thanks to Karen, Diane, and her family. Proud Equity member. 

BOB CLINE (Casting) is the founder of Bob Cline Casting in New York. He has cast film, TV, commercials, over 75 national tours, and numerous regional theaters across the country and has been associated with the casting for PTC for many years. Cline is currently a proud faculty member in Pace University’s theatre program, in charge of the senior BFA musical theatre majors. He is the Associate Director of Broadway Artists Alliance, enjoys working with The Open Jar Institute, and often teaches through The Growing Studio and The Actor’s Loft.

PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY (PTC) Now celebrating its 62nd season, the award-winning PTC is Utah’s premiere professional theatre company and leading arts organization of the West. Led by Artistic Director Karen Azenberg and Interim Managing Director Diane L. Parisi, PTC presents world-class productions that celebrate diversity in culture and society and serve as the connecting bridge between art and scholarship as an affiliate of the University of Utah. 

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA) Founded in 1933, AEA represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers nationwide. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actor’s Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #equityworks

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States



Study Guide

Content Advisory

Bonnie & Clyde

SYNOPSIS: At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeCivil WarDracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

LANGUAGE: Strong adult language

SMOKING AND DRINKING: There are several mentions of drinking in the dialogue, and adult characters consume alcohol onstage.

SEX: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are passionately in love, and there are multiple instances of kissing and intimacy, both between them and other characters. There is some period-typical innuendo and sexual harassment toward Bonnie.

VIOLENCE: There are numerous mentions of shooting and violence in dialogue and multiple instances of on-stage violence including physical fighting, shooting and murder, some graphic.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Due to the some adult language, violence, and themes, the show is recommended for mature teens and adults. If this adaptation were to be made into a film today, it would likely be PG-13.


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