Whod have thought that a musical about the inventor of the printing press could become such a hit? But thats exactly whats happened with Anthony King and Scott Browns comic song-fest Gutenberg! The Musical! The shows about two guys named Bud and Doug, aspiring writers whove put together a backers presentation of their musical historic epic. With a stage full of baseball caps (to tell whos who) and an inexhaustible supply of enthusiasm, they play all the characters, including a dude called simply Old Black Narrator. (The duo hopes the show wont flop like their last project, Steven King, the Musical).
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Critics have loved the quirky musical about making musicals. Even The New York Times called King and Brown superb comic writers. Happily, Houstonians get their turn to laugh it up at the sweetly silly show. The show opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, then runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. select Sundays. Through April 19. Theater LaB, 1706 Alamo. For information, call 7138687516 or visit www.theaterlabhouston.com. $22 to $27.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 6, 5 p.m. Starts: March 14. Continues through April 19, 2008