Promo Video: Director Jenny Lavery Speaks about RIDE THE CYCLONE at University of Texas at Austin, October 25 - November 5, 2023

(Video from Theatre & Dance at University of Texas at Austin)


In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life.A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!

Directed by Jenny Lavery

Each musical number in Ride the Cyclone showcases a different musical genre – from glam rock to pop to rap and folk, there’s truly something for everyone!

Contains mature content, language and themes including discussion of untimely death and mature situations including references to sex, drugs and violence; recommended for ages 13+. This performance also contains strobe and haze effects. 

"Both eerie and funny, as well as subversive, serious, touching, and great." - Vulture


Ride the Cyclone
by Jacob Richmond, Brooke Maxwell
University of Texas Theatre & Dance

Wednesdays-Fridays, Sundays,
October 25 - November 05, 2023
B. Iden Payne Theatre
300 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX, 78712

October 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
October 26-27, November 1, 3 at 7:30 p.m. 
October 29, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.

University of Texas at Austin