Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story

By Stephen Dolginoff

Directed by Directed by Meghan Randolph, Music Direction by Alison Margaret

Relationships can be murder. THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold's 1958 parole hearing as a framework, THRILL ME reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever remembered as "the thrill killers." Nathan Leopold was in love with Richard Loeb, who was in love with crime and excitement. They created a secret agreement to satisfy each other's needs. Soon Richard convinced Nathan that they embodied Nietzsche's idea of the "Superman" and were above society. Then he drew him into his plan to lure a young boy to his death just to prove they could get away with it.

Not recommended for children under 14. Contains language, violence and sexual situations. Please see our website for parental guidelines.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison

Performances: June 19-26, 2009

Performance Times: June 19, 20, 25 and 26 at 7:30pm June 20 at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $15

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held by appointment. May 1st, 2009 is the deadline to contact the theatre to make an appointment to audition. Please contact us at or 237-2524.


Nathan Leopold: To play 18. Shy and socially awkward but exceptionally intelligent and persistent when he needs to be. Hopelessly in love with Richard Loeb and willing to do anything for him. Baritone or tenor to G.

Richard Loeb: To play 18. Charismatic, handsome, extremely intelligent and popular. Obsessed with the idea of his and Nathanís superiority over the common man due to their intelligence. Gets a rush from getting away with petty crimes. Extremely manipulative, he uses Nathanís love for him to get what he wants. Tenor to A.

PLEASE NOTE: The relationship between Nathan and Richard is the central focus of this story, and their sexual relationship in particular. Men auditioning for these roles must be comfortable with sexual implications and interactions with another man. This includes kissing and embracing several times throughout the play. If you are uncomfortable with this type of work, please do not audition.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a contemporary musical theatre song that shows range and acting ability. All auditioners should also be prepared to read from the script. It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourself with the show's material before auditioning. Artistic director can provide cast recording clips, music, and sides before your audition.

We can work our rehearsal schedule around conflicts within reason. If you're not sure if we can make them work, ask.

All roles receive a stipend at the conclusion of the run.

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