Ride the Cyclone at Laboratory Theater of Florida

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The cult classic Ride the Cyclone makes its Southwest Florida premiere Feb. 23 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida.
Ride the Cyclone book, lyrics and music are written by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell.
The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. They awake in a surreal, carnival limbo in which they compete to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. The modern cult classic and viral hit Ride the Cyclone will have you asking the big questions while having amusement park fun.
Producing artistic director Annette Trossbach says, “This show is an explosion of talent on our stage! It’s eccentric and zany with layers that peel back to reveal the deeper purpose and joy of life. The music and choreo are outstanding. One by one, the students perform to show why they should be the one to be brought back to life. The songwriting is dynamic and eclectic, with everything from European post-war cabaret to autotune rap to cheer, and why this musical is so popular today.”
Directed by Trossbach, Ride the Cyclone features Jania Boucher (Ocean O’Connell Rosenberg), Nick Beyor (Noel Gruber), Gabrielle Lansden (Jane Doe), Seth Balcer (Mischa Bachinski), Jonattan Declet (Ricky Potts), Brittany Ringsdore (Constance Blackwood) and Trace Meier (voice of Karnak).
Music direction is by Earl Sparrow and choreography by Erica Fiore. Kaci Davis is stage manager and assistant director. Set design is by Jonathan Johnson and Gabrielle Lansden.
Performance dates are Feb. 23, 24, 29 and March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will be presented Feb. 25, March 3, 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Half price previews are set for Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 each or $15 for students with valid IDs. For tickets, call the box office at 239-218-0481. For more information visit www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or the theater at 1634 Woodford Ave. in the Fort Myers River District.

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