It had a planned premiere that got cancelled due to COVID. Then its rescheduled run got cancelled again. Finally, Atlanta audiences are getting to see the much-anticipated musical.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents the World Premiere of Atlanta-born musical The Pretty Pants Bandit at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (950 Forrest Street) March 31-April 17, 2022. With a book and songs by local theatre artists Chase Peacock and Jessica De Maria, the show features a totally original, pop-rock musical theatre score billed as, “Part heist adventure, part romantic comedy, and all excitement.”

Behind the Scenes with The Pretty Pants Bandit Team

Meet the Company

Leading the cast is Anna Dvorak Gonzalez (Wonderland, Xanadu) as Marie Baker, an unlikely heroine discovering herself as the world discovers her alias. Fenner Eady (Ain’t  Misbehavin’, Once on this Island) is Lawrence Walker, club owner and jazz singer turned  reluctant bandit. Marie’s “Pants Gang” includes Jordan Patrick (Heathers, Titanic) as  Jaye, Sebastian Trevino (The Jury, NYC) as Cesario and Skyler Brown (Once,  The Color Purple) as Sam. Plucked from obscurity, these boys join Marie on a ride they’ll never forget.

Megan Zhang (Nine, Camelot) plays Gloria Rowe, a hustling reporter who  finds her star on the rise as she intrepidly covers the escapades of The Pretty Pants Bandit.  The cast also includes Latrice Pace as Kat Walker, Chris Damiano as police chief  Leslie Quigg and Dan Ford as Angelo Durante.  

Rounding out the star-studded showcase of local talent are Imani Joseph, Jody Woodruff, Patrick Coleman, Kendra Johnson, AJ Klopach, Tyler Kidd, Amy Duffy, Brenda Ortiz, Zionn Glenn and Shannon Murphy.  

Director: James Donadio
Music Director: Alli Lingenfelter
Choreographer: Kari Twyman
Costume Design: Alan Yeong
Set Design: Kat Conley
Sound Design: Preston Goodson
Lighting Design: D. Connor McVey
Creative Consultant: Ricardo Aponte
Casting Associate: Candy McClellen
Stage Management: Brea Walker, Savannah Rootes
Asst. Stage Manager: Jackie Lenz
Producing Artistic Director: Anita Farley
Orchestrations by Amanda Wansa Morgan & Christian Magby
Books, Lyrics & Music by: Chase Peacock & Jessica De Maria

About Chase & Jessica

Writing team Chase Peacock & Jessica De Maria have both been staples on Atlanta stages for over a decade. Their first original work, What’s Past, was featured as part of the inaugural Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival and their second, Vivian: A Ghost Story, premiered to sold-out houses at the Atlanta Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square in October of 2017.

About The Pretty Pants Bandit

From housewife to hero – Marie Baker, her gang, and one infamous pair of guns took the country for a year-long ride that would make headlines. Notoriously leaving the men she robbed with their pants down, her evolution became a revolution. Set against the sparkling and scintillating backdrop of 1930s Miami, The Pretty Pants Bandit will steal your inhibitions and your heart.

Tickets to The Pretty Pants Bandit

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About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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