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View Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul, November 8 – 24, 2024.

Setting: Montgomery, Alabama to Paris, France and all points in between. 1917-1948

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes. There will be no intermission.


F. Scott Fitzgerald:
Jewell Wilson Bridges*

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald:
Shannon O’Boyle*

* Member, Actors Equity Association
† ICTC Debut 

ICTC Creative Team

Director & Choreographer
Danny Mefford, SDC

To Be Announced.

† ICTC Debut 


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Christie Baugher

November 8 – 24, 2024

A Preview Production of a New Musical.

Directed & Choreographed by Danny Mefford.

Memory play meets gin-soaked vaudeville.  

Get ready for an exclusive sneak peek into a sensational new musical this November! Be among the first audiences to enjoy a preview production of The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul– book, lyrics, and music by talented Larson Grant recipient, Christie Baugher.

Join us as we proudly bring home a piece of a beloved Buffalonian and Irish American literary legend, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and his wife Zelda’s legacy. Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing blend of memory play and gin-soaked vaudeville, as we invite you to witness a fictionalized, hyper-theatrical portrayal of an infamous marriage. Experience the larger-than-life icons of a bygone era finally stepping forward to share their captivating story.

Directed by the acclaimed Danny Mefford, known for his work on Broadway hits like Dear Evan Hansen and Fun Home, and featuring stellar performances by Shannon O’Boyle and Jewell Wilson Bridges, The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul promises to be an unforgettable theatrical event.

Additional Programming:

Open Rehearsal (for Subscribers Only): Wednesday, October 30, 2024 at 6:30pm

Preview & Community Matinee ($12/Ticket):  Thursday, November 7, 2024 at 10:00am

Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 8, 2024 at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Will Performances*: 
Saturday, November 9, 2025 at 2:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 16, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 2025 at 7:30pm
(*Purchase in-person at the Box Office on the day of the performance. Seating subject to availability.)

Speaker Series & Special Event Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
Featuring Distinguished Speakers: Composer, Christie Baugher, and Director, Danny Mefford.

Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, November 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
(Open Captioned Performances: An LED captioning screen, located in the South East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance. For questions about reserving seating in view of the captioning signage, please contact ICTC’s Box Office at 716-853-4282 (voice), or email

About the Playwright & Composer:

Christie Baugher (/krɪsti baʊər/) is a Los Angeles-based writer/performer originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Her musicals include The Fitzgeralds of St. Paul (presented at the 2023 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles; official selection of the 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory; sold out in concert at Joe’s Pub, 2019) and Leni Riefenstahl Is Going To Tell You The Truth. A recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s 2022 Jonathan Larson Grant and a multiple finalist for the Kleban Prize, her work as a playwright and songwriter has been featured at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, the Duplex, Dixon Place, the Laurie Beechman, Bowery Poetry Club, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage, South Coast Repertory, Specific Gravity Ensemble, The Flea, Two River Theater, York Theatre and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. Recently, Christie contributed songs to Gwen Kingston’s Anna Karenina: A Riff (off-Broadway, 2019) and Dana Aber’s Baggage at the Door.  Her choral arrangements for New York’s Peace of Heart Choir are part of the rotating soundscape at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Christie is also the co-host of the podcasts Caroline and the Podcast (with Amy Spalding) and Muppeturgy (with Adam Grosswirth, David Levy and Michal Richardson).

Christie is a graduate of the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (Cycle 21) and a proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild and Maestra.  She is a 2015 honoree of the York’s NEO (“new/ emerging/ outstanding”) program, under the mentorship of Michael John LaChiusa.

About the Director & Choreographer: 

Danny Mefford choreographed Fun Home, Bridges of Madison County, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway. His Off-Broadway credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost for Shakespeare in the Park; Good Person of Szechwan and February House for The Public Theatre; and Here’s Hoover and Dance Dance Revolution for Les Freres Corbusier. His other work includes The Sound of Music, now touring the country; Miss You Like Hell at La Jolla Playhouse; and Poster Boy at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He has an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and a BS in Theatre with a minor in International Studies from the University of Evansville. He has been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire awards for his choreography.

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