Photos: Ride the Cyclone Opening Night


Thursday, December 1, 2016, MCC Theater celebrated the opening night of Ride the Cyclone (reviewed here), a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell. The production is directed by Rachel Rockwell. First nighters in attendance included Sarah Stiles, Lucas Hedges, Peter Hedges, Alex Timbers, Rob Askins and Kathryn Gallagher.


This unique new musical—part comedy, part tragedy—tells the tale of a high school choir who are killed on a roller coaster ride at an amusement park and their confronting their fates, Ride the Cyclone stars Lillian Castillo, Gus Halper, Karl Hamilton, Emily Rohm, Tiffany Tatreau, Kholby Wardell, Alex Wyse, plus Johnny Newcomb and Emily Walton. Theater Pizzazz's JK Clarke was on hand to capture opening night festivities.








Red Carpet Arrivals

  • Kathryn Gallagher
  • Sean Grandillo
  • Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Grandillo, Alex Boniello
  • Alex Boniello
  • Sarah Stiles
  • Lucas Hedges (r)
  • Lucas Hedges
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel
  • Robert Askins
  • Alex Timbers



Curtain Call




Cast, Creative and After Party

  • Cast of Ride the Cyclone
  • Cast of Ride the Cyclone with Director Rachel Rockwell (center)
  • MCC Artistic Directors: Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Robert LuPone, and Executive Director Blake West
  • Alex Wyse
  • Gus Halper
  • Karl Hamilton
  • Rachel Rockwell
  • Rachel Rockwell (r)
  • Brooke Maxwell
  • Lillian Castillo
  • Emily Rohm
  • Tiffany Tatreau
  • Emily Walton
  • Johnny Newcomb
  • Kholby Wardell




Photos by JK Clarke