Moonshiner: A Musical Fabulism

Book, Music and Lyrics by Barton Kuebler

Synopsis: Moonshiner is a magical take on film noir set among the alleys of Chicago in 1952. Selene Orb, chanteuse-cum-femme fatale, engages private eye Nicodemus Silver to uncover the secret of her husband Peter’s monthly absences. The ensuing investigation unleashes a flood of secrets, leading the trio into desperate straits before a surprise visitor arrives to save the day. Ideal for fans of hard-boiled detective movies, classic American musicals and a slight touch of the supernatural, Moonshiner is a delightful evening not to be missed!

Dates and times

The Edge Theater


February 9 at 7:30 pm

February 12 at 8 pm

February 15 at 10 pm

February 21 at 8 pm

February 24 at 12 pm

Creative Team

& Cast

Barton Kuebler (Writer) first conceived of Moonshiner during a time when pop culture was dominated by super-serious supernatural beasts. Previous credits include music and lyrics for the Off-Broadway premiere of John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK; music director for the world premieres of Frog Kiss, Second to Nun, and Love, Always; a slew of work at regional theaters; and years of worldwide touring accompanying artists diverse as Bernadette Peters and Piolo Pascual. Bart currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, in a home overrun by fiddle players.

Chris Hanna (Director)

Jason Hill (Music Director) 

Kaitlyn Salemi (Stage Manager)

Elizabeth Terrell (Company Manager)

Samuel Flint (Projection Designer)

Patty Halajian (Costume Designer)

Gordon Stanley (The Fabulist)

Annie Nelson (Selene Orb)

Austin Book (Nicodemus Silver)

Trevor Earley (Peter Orb thru 2/15)

Brade Bradshaw (Peter Orb from 2/21)


Performing at The Edge Theater

Broadway: 5451 N Broadway St

Off Broadway: 1133 W Catalpa Ave

Chicago, IL

February 2020


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