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NIGHTMARE ALLEY A musical drama in 2 acts. Music/Lyrics/Book/Orchestrations by Jonathan Brielle: Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham and the Paramount film Primary Stages (Theatre 3), Off Broadway Opened 16th November; closed 1st December, 1966 (15 perfs, 1preview) Revised - World premiere Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles - April 13 – May 23, 2010 SYNOPSIS Stan is a bogus mind-reader in a small-time carnival who revives Zeena and Pete's long forgotten act as a means to get rich - with tragic results. Nightmare Alley explores the darker side of human nature by taking us into the world of carnies, cons, and clairvoyants. With a score as wild as a funhouse and as emotionally evocative as a beautiful tightrope walker, this new musical tells the story of shocks that await you inside the big tent. Based on the darkly evocative 1946 William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name, which became the subsequent cult-classic film noir, Nightmare Alley is a night at the theatre full of wondrous feats and enough spirit to make believers of us all. CAST: • Stan • Zeena • Mrs. Peabody • Molly Cahill • Clem • Pete • Ezra • Marshall • Science Girls • Major Mosquito MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. Opening/Ten In One 2. Someday Sometime 3. Tough Cookies 4. Questions 5. Kid 6. Molly 7. Interlude 8. Shuffle the Cards 9. Whatever It Takes 10. Lucky Heart 11. Human Nature 12. This Is Not What I Had Planned 13. Science 14. The Code 15. Indecent Exposure 16. All Will Come To You 17. Cross That River 18. Caroline 19. Hit 'em Where It Hurts 20. Nobody Home 21. I Still Hear It All 22. Don't You Love to Watch What People Do 23. Unpredictable You 24. Get Her to Do It 25. Nightmare Alley 26. Song of the Road