I’m thrilled to be a member of the 5-piece onstage band for the Tysen & Miller musical “The Burnt Part Boys” at Theatre Cedar Rapids.
We have three more weekends of shows still to come so there’s no excuse to miss this. Between the visionary theatrical direction of Leslie Charipar and the masterful music direction of Janelle Lauer, these nine talented actors are well equipped to bring this beautiful story to life and they rise to the occasion splendidly.
Set in 1963 West Virginia, “The Burnt Part Boys” is part coming-of-age tale, part ghost story, and all heart. You’ll be blown away by these incredible performers.
The reviewers agree, this show will surprise and delight you and will probably break your heart at the same time.
You’ll be transported by the amazing work of the design team of Derek Easton, Daniel Kelchen (set) and Joni Sackett (costumes).
And the band! The band ROCKS.
2 thoughts on “The Burnt Part Boys”
[…] The last time I performed on TCR‘s Grandon Stage this past summer, I was a barefoot and pigtailed fiddler playing in a coal mine with an unparalleled bluegrass-y band: Matt Brooks on guitar and dobro, David Ollinger on bass, and Greg “Bucket” Kanz ripping it up on his unique and personally constructed drum kit. […]
[…] because of how much I have loved my previous work with director John Cameron and musical director Janelle Lauer but I wasn’t overly familiar with Alison Bechdel when I came on board other than as the […]