Thrill Me

 

THRILL ME
The Leopold and Loeb Story
A San Diego Musical Premiere!

Book, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
Directed by  Bret Young

Musical direction by Tony Houck
Choreography by Michael Mizerany
 
Starring: Michael Parrott & Scott Nickley

 

A killer musical about love and manipulation.


The year is 1924. Chicago. Two wealthy college kids sign a contract in blood, and lure a young boy to his death. These men are filled with demons - one is obsessed with crime, and the other with sex. Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is based on the shockingly true tale of the infamous couple Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. This dangerous and titillating musical production draws on Leopold’s 1958 parole hearing as the framework to dramatize the series of events that led two rich law students to be forever remembered as ‘the thrill killers’.  Diversionary Theatre is impassioned to indulge in a darker aesthetic by bringing this electrifying and critically-acclaimed piece to our audiences.   

 

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April 24 - May 25, 2014

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headshotScott Nickley (Richard Loeb) is excited to be performing at Diversionary for the first time. He most recently appeared in A Funny Thing Happened at the Way to the Forum at The Lawrence Welk Theatre. Other favorite roles include Trip Wyeth (Other Desert Cities), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), The Cat (Seussical), and Axel Hammond (The Nerd). He would like to thank his friends and family for always being supportive in all his endeavors. Special thanks to Holly who is always there.


headshotMichael Parrott (Nathan) is thrilled to be performing at Diversionary Theatre with such a spectacular group involved with this production. Favorite previous credits include "Seafoam Sleepwalk" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger in "Cats" at San Diego Musical Theatre, Henry in "Next to Normal" at the Lyceum Theatre, working with local community-based theatre company Circle Circle dot dot, and puppetry with Animal Cracker Conspiracy. He would like to thank the wonderful production team and cast for truly making this piece come to life.


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Scott Nickley in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott

Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott
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Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott Scott Nickley and Michael Parrott in THRILL ME at Diversionary Theatre. Photo by Darren Scott

Press & Reviews

Thrill Me Press Release

THRILL ME
The Leopold and Loeb Story
 
Book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
 
A San Diego Musical Premiere!

Directed by Bret Young
Musical direction by Tony Houck
Choreography by Michael Mizerany
 
Starring: Michael Parrott & Scott Nickley

April 1st, 2014 (San Diego, CA). Two wealthy college kids and a contract signed in blood. One obsessed with crime, the other with sex. Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is based on the shockingly true tale of the infamous couple Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb set in 1924 Chicago.   The dangerous and titillating musical production draws on Leopold’s 1958 parole hearing as the framework to dramatize the series of events that led two wealthy law students to be forever remembered as ‘the thrill killers’.  Diversionary Theatre is impassioned to indulge in a darker aesthetic by bringing the electrifying and critically-acclaimed piece to our audiences.   
 
Thrill Me will make its San Diego debut with Diversionary’s upcoming production, however it has been produced in cities all over the world, including Seoul, South Korea (Korean Best Musical Award nom.); Melbourne, Australia; (Green Room Award nom.), Seattle; Philadelphia; Buffalo; Chicago (Jeff Award rec.); Los Angeles; Dallas (Column Award winner); Orlando; Tampa; Boston (IRNE Award nom.); Richmond; San Francisco & Sioux City and was featured on the PBS national broadcast of the Drama Desk Awards. 
 
“There is no production that is more intelligent, atmospheric and haunting than this.”  - UK Sunday Telegraph

Student Educator

EDUCATORS

Diversionary loves to make our productions into a learning experience!  Check out our InDepth notes, perfect for helping you create a lesson plan.  Or contact us for special prices to bring your class to any performance or special Student Matinees.  Contact us at BoxOffice@Diversionary.org.

STUDENT TICKETS

Student tickets are $15 with a valid, school issued student or educator ID.  These are guaranteed seats.  You may purchase up to two tickets per valid ID. Student tickets are generally available for all shows, but subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. 

Purchase your ticket online by selecting show date, then choose the “Let me pick my seats from a seating chart” option, and select one of the green-colored “Student” seats.  Or call the Box Office at 619-220-0097 Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM and ask for Student Tickets.

To be eligible, you must purchase your ticket(s) and check in with your Valid Student or Educator ID at least ½ hour prior to curtain.  Your selected stand-by seat will be reserved, is guaranteed seating and may include folding chairs.  You may be seated in regular seats if they become available, or moved based on theatre needs and demands. 

STUDENT RUSH

Rush tickets are available at a cost of $10.  There is a limit of two (2) tickets.  Rush tickets are generally available for all shows, but subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. 

To be eligible, you must check-in at the Box Office no more than 1.5 hours before and no less than ½ hour prior to curtain, with Valid Student or Educator ID.  Your name will be added to the list in the order you check in. 

You may be seated, according to the list order, just prior to curtain as soon as all reserved seats have checked in.  If Seating is available you must have cash available for purchase.  Seating is not guaranteed, and may include folding chairs.

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