Psycho Beach Party
Psycho Beach Party is a manic party-mix of 50's psychological thrillers, 60's beach movies, and 70's slasher films in this over the top dark comedy! The story focuses on Chicklet Forrest, a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers in 1962. She's the typical American girl - except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza! Among them is an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named, Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind. Surf's up for Chicklet and her friends in April 2019!
RATING: MATURE AUDIENCES DUE TO SUBJECT MATTER AND LANGUAGE
"...a comic trash compactor of a play that takes an already silly genre and sends it to camp heaven."
- New York Times
Chicklet - JESÚS BARAJAS *
Berdine - SARAH BUDD *
Kanaka - JOSIAH BILDNER
Mrs. Forrest - LARS J. LOOFBORO
Marvel Ann - ABBEY LONG
Bettina - SHANNON CANUELLE
Dee Dee - TESSA POAG *
Yo Yo - JACOB ZECH*
Nicky - JORDAN BOLEY
Provoloney - CULLY COOPER
Star Kat - DAN LAFFERTY
Assistant Stage Manager / A1 Sound
Assistant Stage Manager / Floor Manager
TORRI JO MITCHELL
Light Board Operator
* DENOTES CIVIC DEBUT
Director - STEPHEN WALLEM
Choreographer - LESA DENCKLAU
Scenic Designer - MADELINE SCHNORR
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - LIZ HAAS
Lighting Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - GARI VOSS
Assistant Director - TERESA LINDAHL
Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, April 7th at 2:00pm
Friday, April 12th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, April 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm
Rating: Mature Audiences due to subject matter and language.
Live flame,e-cigarettes and peanuts are used in this production.
Approximately 90 minutes (plus one 15-minute intermission)
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Carrie Phillips