Thursday March 22 saw the opening night festivities of the new musical, Kid Victory, the latest collaboration from the creators of Vineyard Theatre’s The Landing, composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem). Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s Eclipsed, recipient of The Vineyard’s Susan Stroman Directing Award) in her Vineyard debut, and starring Karen Ziemba, Daniel Jenkins, Dee Roscioli, Brandon Flynn and Jeffry Denman, Kid Victory is a riveting original musical about breaking out and breaking through. Kid Victory is a co-production with Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
Theater Pizzazz’s JK Clarke was on hand to photograph opening night festivities and guests including Joel Grey, Chita Rivera and John Cameron Mitchell.