Romeo & Juliet, 1950s Vegas!
In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. In our 1950s Las Vegas version, the Montagues and Capulets end up being warring hotel-casino owners, and Romeo Montague, influenced by James Dean, seeks the help of his Elvis impersonator compatriot of the cloth, Sister Lawrence, to unite their feuding households by way of marriage to the rockabilly inspired Juliet Capulet.
From rat pack musical interludes to flashy dances filling the Verona Club stage, to stage combat with billiards sticks and croupier's rakes, our Romeo & Juliet in Las Vegas offered a fresh take on the timeless romantic tragedy all while keeping true to Bard's core universal message that love knows no bounds.
Congrats to everyone that was part of this show! The performance was incredible, and the light configuration and set design showed the benefits of the Black Box Theatre's versatility.