When: Sat., May 29, 8-10 p.m., Mon., May 31, 8-10 p.m., Thu., June 3, 7-9 p.m., June 4-5, 8-10 p.m., Wed., June 9, 8-10 p.m., Thu., June 10, 8-10 p.m., Fri., June 11, 9-11 p.m., Sat., June 12, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., June 13, 2-4 p.m. 2010
A witty new musical written by two struggling writers about two struggling writers writing a witty new musical. Part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
It's a meta-musical
Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell have created a show about creating a show. Two guys set out to write a Broadway musical starring two leading lady friends. As they work through the show and perform at a musical theater festival, they get to know themselves and each other in remarkable ways. Amazingly, the show with no name really did get to Broadway and became popular enough to warrant a national tour. This is the first performance of [title of show] in South Carolina
This is theater 2.0
The net-savvy creators have used social media to promote their show. They have a YouTube web series about getting it to Broadway called The [title of show] Show. Their audio and video clips are sprinkled across the internet like glitter on a chorus girl. There's also an authentic edge to the story — you'll find yourself believing in the plight of the beleaguered writers, since their dialogue was written by two beleaguered writers.
But it's for lovers of classic musicals too
Despite its 21st century trappings, [title of show] still has much in common with backstage musicals like Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line. At face value, the songs seem hurriedly put together, but they're actually solidly written showtunes. The frenetic activity of the characters allows for lots of humor, making for a tuneful night that looks at the process behind a theatrical production.
Price: $26/adults, $24/seniors, $21/students