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The Trouble with Dead Boyfriends

Music and Lyrics by Alex Petti
Book and Lyrics by Annie Pulsipher

Premiere Premieres! Festival, MCL Chicago - August 17-19, 2017
SheNYC Festival, The Connelly Theatre - July 5-15, 2018

The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends is a gory feminist musical comedy aimed at the sexy, monster-loving teen we all keep buried in our hearts and middle school journals. It explores the lives of Stella, Grace, and Madison, three BFFs who have snagged the monster men of their dreams as dates for their Senior Prom. But what the girls soon discover is that when your dream man is a literal monster things can get … nightmarish. And if they don’t do something quick, Prom may end up more Carrie than Pretty in Pink.
Originally developed at Carnegie Mellon's Playground Festival of new work the show has since had workshops and productions in Pittsburgh and Chicago.

Press
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Under the deft direction of Stephen M. Eckert, the show remains raw and intense while also polished, poised and side-splittingly hilarious... Because with powerful performances matching the meticulous crafting of its behind-the-scenes wizards, this musical is bloody good fun. "   -Ian Rigg, ChicagolandMusicaltheatre.com

“This is the new Heathers. This is a hit!"
"Your take on this genre was hilarious, fresh, and wonderful.”
-Premiere Premieres! Festival Judges

Winner of the 2017 Premier Premieres! Festival

Collaborators*
Costume Design by Alexis Chaney
Technical Direction by Helena Heweit
Production Management by Dani Joseph
Choreography by Chantelle Guido
Logo Design by Gene Hua

Featuring*
Marina Byrne as Stella
Chantelle Guido as Grace
Megan Forester as Madison
Javier Spivey as Lucian
Scott Cuva as Silence
Jimmy Brewer as Zach
Amanda Ripley as Female Ensemble
Ryan LaPre as Male Ensemble

Musicians*
Andrew Abrahamsen, Keyboard
Daniel Nelson, Drums
Alex Petti, Guitar
Nitsan Shai, Bass

*From the Premier Premieres Festival Production

Photos by MCL Chicago