Thrill Me

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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

April 24-May 25, 2014

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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headshot_nickleyScott 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.

headshot_parrottMichael 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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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

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