Taylor Louderman Exits MCC Theater's Ride the Cyclone
Tiffany Tatreau, who originated the role of Ocean, will step into the part.
Taylor Louderman (Bring It On The Musical) will exit MCC Theater's off-Broadway production of Ride the Cyclone, production representatives have confirmed. According to a tweet from Louderman, the split is due to "creative differences." Tiffany Tatreau will step into the role of Ocean, which she originated during the show's world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2015.
The third musical in MCC's 30-year history, Ride the Cyclone has book, music, and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell. Rachel Rockwell directs the production, which features additional original Chicago cast members Lillian Castillo, Karl Hamilton, Emily Rohm, and Kholby Wardell. Alex Wyse (Deaf West's Spring Awakening), Gus Halper (Goat), Johnny Newcomb (The Last Ship), and Emily Walton (Peter and the Starcatcher) complete the ensemble.
The story is described as follows: "The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted — with the promise of a prize like no other."
The creative team includes scenic design by Scott Davis, costume design by Theresa Ham, lighting by Greg Hofmann, sound by Garth Helm, and projections by Mike Tutaj. Musical supervision is by Doug Peck with musical direction by Remy Kurs.
Currently in performances, the production is set to run through December 18 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for November 30.