GREENE – From Aug. 13 - 30, the real Johann Gutenberg will be rolling over in his grave as “Gutenberg! The Musical!” takes stage at Chenango River Theatre.
Doug and Bud are two dolts who have set out to musicalize quite possibly the least musical event in history - the invention of the printing press. “Gutenberg! The Musical!” is a disastrously inaccurate, hopelessly over-ambitious and hilariously incompetent backers’ audition for their new project.
In this inspired parody of Broadway bombast, the two aspiring playwrights play all 30 characters in order to pitch their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, the evil monk who tries to stop him, and the beautiful woman who loves him.