Written and Directed by Matthew Posey

October 27 – November 17, 2018

Elwood PosterOchre House Theater presents the World Premiere of Elwood, a new musical written and directed by Artistic Director Matthew Posey. Elwood is a recluse who lives in the piney woods just outside Canton, Georgia. Elwood tells the story of his sordid past and his unpredictable future as he tries to save baby Elvis, who has come under his charge, from nefarious people. Innocence of a child’s love and Elwood’s determination to protect baby Elvis at all costs lead Elwood down a road he never expected to journey. Elwood is a musical comedy filled with dazzling spectacle, dance, and original music that spins a tale of a desperate man.

Cast of Ochre House production, Elwood

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“Georgia’s dark backwoods throb with pleading ghosts, devilish lawmen, and a grizzled grandpa in Elwood, a spooky musical at the Ochre House.”
By Martha Heimberg, Contributing Writer (Read the review…)

Characters from a scene in Ochre House production, Elwood

Justin Locklear won Best Score of 2018-19, Dallas-Fort Worth theater critics awards for Elwood (CultureMap Dallas, Sep 11, 2019). Listen.

Scenes from Elwood


Christian Taylor: Elwood
Matthew Posey: Ansel Barber
Quinn Coffman: Florida
Monet Lerner: Tennessee
Chris Sykes: Harley Tulips
Carla Parker: Sarah Barber
Kevin Grammer: Doc
Mitchell Parrack: Sheriff Dinkus Eggleston
Dante Martinez: Ernesto Bublé
Elizabeth Evans: Cordelia

Sarah Rubio Rogerson: cello
Ian Mead Moore: guitar
Olivia de Guzman: keyboard
Trey Pendergrass: percussion

Creative Team

Music Director/ Composer: Justin Locklear
Lyrics: Matthew Posey, Justin Locklear & Izk Davies
Stage Management: Korey Parker
Set Design: Matthew Posey
Scenic Artist: Izk Davies
Set Engineer: Mitchell Parrack
Costume Design: Ensemble
Lighting Design: Kevin Grammer
House Management: Cynthia Webb
Graphic Design: Jeremy Word
Photography: Justin O’Keith