Gutenberg! The Musical!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 ~ 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 ~ 2:00 pm

Hatbox Theatre
www.hatboxnh.com

Doug and Dave, as Bud and Doug, as Monk and HelveticaDid you miss this show last year in its one-night-only, sold-out appearance at the Capitol Center?  Or did you just love it so much that you have to see it again?  You’re in luck!  By popular demand (well, at least from the actors), Gutenberg! The Musical! is returning for another brief engagement, this time at Concord’s new Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall

 Gutenberg! The Musical!, by Anthony King and Scott Brown, was developed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, where it ran for over a year.  The full two-act version premiered in London in 2006.  A subsequent Off-Broadway production was followed by a six-month run at the Actor’s Playhouse, which was nominated for Best Musical by the Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as Best Book and Best Director of a Musical by the Drama Desk Awards.  Regional and world-wide productions are ongoing.

And yes, it really is a show about Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press.  But it’s also about Bud and Doug, two wannabe playwrights who’ve written a show about Gutenberg — a show they’re convinced is the best musical ever written, ever!  Now they’re doing a showcase for some really big Broadway producers (and you’re invited too).  But can two guys with no set, no costumes and just a few props possibly stage an entire Broadway show?  They can sure have fun trying!  Featuring David Peck and Doug Schwarz, with Brandon Buteau on piano.

hatbox-logo-black-newTickets are available on the Hatbox website, www.hatboxnh.com.  Tickets are $16.50 (students, seniors and Hatbox members $13.50), and two-thirds of the proceeds benefit the Players.  There are only two shows, and it’s only an 80-seat theatre, so don’t wait … get your tickets now!