Gutenberg! The Musical! opened Oct. 7 at Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP). As the first production in TAP’s newly renovated theater at 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, the show will run through Oct. 31, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm; and Sundays, 2 pm.
The play is a two-person musical spoof in which a pair of aspiring playwrights must perform a backers’ audition for their new project: a big, splashy musical about printing-press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, they sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass, historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract.
Michael Stebbins is directing the cast of Chad Luberger (Doug Simon), Doug Mancheski (Bud Davenport) and Ryan Cappleman (the pianist, Charles).
Purchase tickets – $35 per adult and $20 per student – online at thirdavenueplayworks.org or by phone at 920.743.1760.