Ritz Theater

Book by Harrison David Rivers  
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring: Ben Bakken, Dieter Bierbrauer, Shinah Brashears, Ivory Doublette, Daniel Greco, John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, Ann Michels, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Kendall Anne Thompson, Evan Tyler Wilson, and Alejandro Vega

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of Willie Lane, a young African American performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, Five Points tells the story of two men who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.

Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

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Creative Team

Please note: May 10 & 12 the role of Pete Lane, normally played by
T. Mychael Rambo, will be played by Dominique Wooten.

Director: Peter Rothstein
Music Director: Denise Prosek
Playwright: Harrison David Rivers
Music & Orchestrations: Ethan D. Pakchar
Lyrics & Music: Douglas Lyons
Orchestrations: Charlie Rosen
Music Supervisor: Ted Arthur
Dramaturg: Elissa Adams
Choreographer: Kelli Foster Warder
Scenic Designer: Joel Sass
Costume Designer: Trevor Bowen
Lighting Designer: Mary Shabatura
Sound Designer: C Andrew Mayer
Wig & Hair Designer: Tricia Stogsdill
Stage Manager: Tiffany K. Orr
Assistant Stage Manager: Jared Zeigler
Dialect Coach: Keely Wolter
Fight Choreographer: Annie Enneking
Technical Director: Bethany Reinfeld
Properties Master: Abbee Warmboe
Assistant Director: Derek Prestly

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