September 15, 2023 - October 8, 2023

Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.  

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. 

This hilarious comedy features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters. 

In partnership with Maine State Music Theatre

Approx Runtime: 2 hr 25 min plus one 20 min intermission

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Music and lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick

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