December 4, 2009-January 2, 2010
2340 Lee Road
Cast: Dane Castle as Bud
Chris Richards as Doug
Directed by Marc Moritz
What's the Word?
"...when it's all over, about 100 minutes after it commences, we're weakwith laughter and experience a rare feeling in musical-theater undertakings:We're not ready to say goodbye to good old Gutenberg. But goodbye we must say -- and thanks for all the books."
"Regardless of the cost, if you’re a lover of musical theater, here’s the quick verdict on Dobama Theatre’s regional premiere of Gutenberg! The Musical: See it. See it now, and maybe see it often."
"...if you appreciate some good, old-fashioned silliness, you’ll love it. Nothing is funnier than characters and jokes that are ostensibly dumb created and portrayed by smart, savvy people, and “Gutenberg” is that hands – and hats – down." -Cleveland Jewish News
What's Our Word?
Take a fantastic director, two incredibly skilled comedians, a kick-ass musician and a superbly talented set designer and you get this production of Gutenberg! The Musical! Before the show even began, Michael Roesch’s set, complete with framed photo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and decorative hat shelves set the tone for complete originality and Marc Moritz’s direction took that tone and ran with it. Favorite parts include the “almost kiss” between Bud and Doug, the dream sequence performance during “I Can’t Read,” and the hysterical fight between hats at the festival. Kudos to Dane Castle and Chris Richards for adding a younger frat boy feel to the show and to Richards for being the best regional Doug so far. Outstanding from start to finish. Our grade: A.