If you’re a fan of musicals, you won’t want to miss the captivating and unique experience of “Ride the Cyclone”! This musical has gained popularity for its intriguing plot and unforgettable characters. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the main characters in the show.
KARNAK: The Amazing Karnak
Karnak is the narrator of the musical and has a unique and macabre talent for fortune-telling. With a mechanical, 1920s penny-arcade aesthetic, Karnak was designed to predict people’s exact cause, time, and place of death. However, being told the details of your death in front of your family at a fairground is not exactly family-friendly fun!
OCEAN: Ocean O’Connor Rosenberg
Ocean is a driven and ambitious high-school senior. She is the class president, a member of the St. Cassian High School Chamber Choir, and excels in everything she does. While Ocean possesses outstanding academic and humanitarian achievements, she understands the importance of community and unity.
CONSTANCE: Constance Blackwood
Constance is the salt of the earth in Uranium City. She is often overlooked and undervalued, but she is truly the nicest girl in town. Despite her genuine kindness, high school has taken a toll on her, making her feel ashamed of her hometown. Constance’s story explores the complexities of identity and pride.
NOEL: Noel Gruber
Noel is Uranium City’s aspiring poet and the only gay man at Saint Cassian High School. He embraces a rich fantasy life and is infatuated with Marlene Dietrich’s character from the movie “The Blue Angel.” Noel feels out of place in his town and dreams of escaping to a different era.
MISCHA: Mischa Bachinski
Mischa is the self-proclaimed “bad boy” of the Saint Cassian choir. Adopted as a teen from Ukraine, he carries a deep resentment toward Canada due to its contributions to the Chernobyl disaster. Mischa channels his rage into his passion for hip-hop and considers himself the best rapper in North Eastern Saskatchewan.
RICKY: Richard Potts
Ricky, despite struggling with a degenerative disease that has rendered him unable to speak, possesses a vivid imagination and elaborate fantasy life. His alter ego transports him to the Zolarian Starcluster, where he becomes a rival prophet and supreme leader of beings evolved from cats.
JANE: Jane Doe
Jane is a mysterious and haunting presence in the musical. Despite being in the same choir, none of the other members seem to know her. She shares peculiar thoughts and catchphrases that leave others feeling unsettled and uneasy around her.
VIRGIL & THE UNDERWORLDS: The Band
The musical wouldn’t be complete without the band, Virgil and the Underworlds. Virgil the Rat leads the band, and his bandmates are also rats—quite a unique touch to the show!
If you want to learn more about the fascinating world of “Ride the Cyclone” and its characters, make sure to catch the musical. It’s a must-see for any avid theater-goer. For more information on the show and other amazing productions, visit Abstract Education’s website.