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Oswego, IL 60543
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Based on the hit 1976 film, starring a pre-teen Scott Baio and Jodi Foster, and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, Bugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun!

Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan's gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the "splurge" gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam's gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey... but that just isn't in the cards for our hero.

Auditions
Rehearsals
Performances
Sunday, Jan. 7th 6-8pm
Tuesday
7:00-9:00 pm
Friday
Mar. 2
Tuesday, Jan. 9th 7-9pm
Saturdays
3:00-5:00 pm
Friday
Mar. 3
Boys and Girls ages 8-18
Sundays
3:00-5:00 pm
Friday
Mar. 4

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Contact Brian Fauth with any questions:
email: brian.stormdance@gmail.com or call 630-554-1772


Full Synopsis

The curtain rises on a grim scene: Dandy Dan's Gang (the Hoods), including Bronx Charlie, is hunting down members of rival mobster, Fat Sam's, Gang and splurging them with a mysterious new device that fires a lethal dose of whipped cream! In 1940s movie voiceover style, Bugsy Malone comments on the scene.

The Chorus Girls introduce Bugsy to the audience ("Bugsy Malone"), and he invites us into Fat Sam's speakeasy ("Fat Sam's Grand Slam"), where he is smitten with Blousey Brown, a new girl auditioning to be a singer at the club, but she brushes him off. The Hoods enter once more, looking for someone. Chaos breaks out and Knuckles, Fat Sam's sidekick, takes some whipped cream to the arm, but the Hoods are able to make their escape before getting caught. Behind closed doors, Fat Sam and his gang plan a defense against the terrifying new splurgers and the mastermind behind the attacks, Dandy Dan.

After the attack at the club, Bugsy convinces Blousey to go out to dinner in an attempt to win her affections. Bugsy reveals that, despite his tough exterior, he is not a crooked hoodlum. The two narrowly miss another splurging, taking shelter under their cafe table.

Rival gang leader (and heir to the custard pie recipe perfected by the Marquis de Meringue), Dandy Dan, considers his next move and celebrates his splurges ("That's Why They Call Him Dandy"). Meanwhile, back at the Grand Slam, Fat Sam and his girl, showbiz sensation Tallulah, are headed out on the town. Fizzy is mopping up the mess at the club and reminds Fat Sam that he promised Fizzy an audition the day before. Fat Sam puts off the request, saying, "Tomorrow, Fizzy." Fizzy sings of his dream to be in showbiz ("Tomorrow").

Oscar De Velt is auditioning replacements for his big show at the Bijoux Theatre after his star and girlfriend, Lena Marelli, has walked out (yet again). Blousey attends the audition, but just as she hits the stage, Lena struts back in and tells Oscar she'll give him one more chance ("Show Business"). Bugsy comforts the dejected Blousey and tells her he can get her an audition at Fat Sam's, but Hollywood is where she really ought to be.

Fat Sam's gang enters, reveling in being bad ("Bad Guys"). Fat Sam explains that, to have any hope against their rivals, they need to get their hands on a splurger, and leaves his gang to figure out how to accomplish this, exiting with Knuckles. Just then, Dandy's gang enters and splurges them all.

In an attempt to hide his fear and act normal, Fat Sam agrees to let Blousey audition. Blousey and Tallulah's girls, Loretta, Dotty, Bangles and Tillie, go off to get ready, leaving Tallulah to flirt with Bugsy. Blousey returns for her audition and catches them. Upset, but driven, Blousey still auditions ("Ordinary Fool") and is a sensation. Fat Sam gives her a part in the show, then asks to see Tallulah's new number ("My Name Is Tallulah").

Afterward, Fat Sam offers Bugsy $400 to find him a new gang. Bugsy accepts, excited to use the money to move to Hollywood with Blousey, despite the fact that she is still angry with him.

Bugsy visits a breadline on the dock, full of Down and Outs who need work ("Down and Out"). Two Delivery Guys begin unloading a shipment full of splurgers intended for Dandy Dan. Bugsy offers the Down and Outs jobs with Fat Sam and, hungry for work and food, they agree. Bugsy sets them off to steal the crates and run!

Bugsy earns his $400 and is about to buy his tickets to Hollywood, when he overhears Dan plotting to take over Fat Sam's place. Realizing that two gangs outfitted with splurgers could equal disaster for everyone, Bugsy shares his plan for a less messy outcome with Fat Sam, who agrees to give it a try ("Fat Sam's Grand Slam – Reprise"). Dan's gang busts in, and a standoff occurs, during which, Bugsy convinces the two gangs that they're more powerful as friends than enemies ("You Give a Little Love"). Bugsy presents Blousey with the tickets, and the two embrace as the curtain falls.

Book by: Alan Parker
Lyrics by: Paul Williams
Music by: Paul Williams
Director: Brian Fauth

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Contact Brian Fauth with any questions:
email: brian.stormdance@gmail.com or call 630-554-1772

Bugsy Malone JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


Storm would like to thank everyone who played a part in our "Beauty and the Beast" Spring Musical.

Another year, another successful production.

Thank you to everyone for making our spring musical the best ever. We couldn't have done anything witout all of you. The shows were an absolute blast to watch and be a part of.

Another magical experience that I will cherish forever.

Sincerely,
Brook

Storm Dance Alliance
Owner & Director



Brian Fauth is the founder and former Artistic Director of the Limelight Theatre Company, a youth-oriented theatrical organization located in Oswego, Illinois.  He founded the company in the summer of 2000 at the request of its sponsor, the Oswegoland Park District, to create an instructional theatre company for the youth of Oswego and surrounding communities.  He managed a large staff of directors, designers, and technicians who continue to produce multiple productions a year.

As Artistic Director, Fauth led Limelight to become one of the most original and popular youth theatre organizations in the area, drawing the most talented young performers from the Oswego, Naperville, Plainfield, and Aurora communities.

Throughout its fourteen-year history, Limelight has performed over fifty separate productions, from popular musicals, classic Shakespearean tales, and contemporary children’s stories.  It has also produced over a dozen original works of theatre, including their first original musical (Lumberjacks:  The Musical!) performed in the summer of 2009.

Fauth is the author of six of those original works, including 2010’s All These Will Be Worthless, and his Green River Trilogy, which included the plays The Last Dance, The Bonfire, and Heroes and Villains.

He has also directed several plays by William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and other works including Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Limelight’s annual holiday production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

He has studied under such notable playwrights as Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson, Frank McGuinness, and Tony-award winning director Patrick Mason. Additionally, he has also participated in several theatre-creating workshops with members of The House Theatre of Chicago.

Before founding Limelight, Brian Fauth was the stage director for Sandwich High School’s spring musical for four years, where he directed Anything Goes!, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Crazy for You. He has also directed shows and created drama clubs for several schools in the Oswego School District, where he is also employed as an elementary school teacher.


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