APR. 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, MAY 1, 2, 3
In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all of the roles themselves, wearing hats with the characters' names on them and frequently switching said hats to indicate different characters. The hapless duo hopes that their crass historical epic (read: most of it is completely made up) will convince one of the producers in attendance to give them a Broadway contract – fulfilling their ill-advised dreams. Developed and performed for over a year at Upright Citizens Brigade, Gutenberg! The Musical! is now making its regional debut in downtown Jacksonville.
“Theatergoers who don’t relish shucked corn mixed with slices of ham may be advised to stay away; for those in the mood, though, “Gutenberg! The Musical!” is one hell of a goofy evening.” – Variety
Written by Scott Brown & Anthony King
Directed by Michael Lipp
$27 In Advance
$30 At the Door
Friday & Saturday: 8:00p