What our friends are up to – Gutenberg

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

 I know what you’re thinking “ITSAZOO doesn’t have a show going on in Vancouver right now, what the heck and I going to do if I want to see sweet theatre?”.  Well, here’s what our friends at No Bells and Whistles are up to.  This might help to fill those long and lonely nights until ITSAZOO comes back with our next show.
No Bells and Whistles presents
A Wide Eyed Production
In Association with Presentation House Theatre
Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
www.phteatre.orgSeptember 22nd – October 9th
8pm Tues – Sat
2pm on Sun
Directed By Brian Anderson
Starring Toby Berner and Nathan Clark
Piano Matt Grinke
Produced By Joel Grinke
The hit of the 2008 Fringe Festival, and greatest musical ever written about the invention of the printing press is back! This award winning musical spoof follows Bud and Doug, two hapless composers who have created the greatest mega-musical of all time, all about the life of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press.   Through the course of the show the two portray Gutenberg, his love interest (Helvetica), his nemesis (an evil Monk) and over 20 other characters as they pitch their opus to a band of ruthless Broadway producers. 
Video: www.youtube.com/user/GutenbergVancouver
Facebook: Gutenberg! The Musical Vancouver
Twitter: @joelgrinke
Coming off the huge success of Tuesdays With Morrie at Presentation House in March, Joel Grinke, with the help of Antony Holland’s No Bells and Whistles Theatre Company, is bringing Gutenberg! The Musical to the North Shore.  The revival sees the return of director Brian Anderson – who won an Ovation Award for the original Fringe production – Nathan Clark, and pianist Matt Grinke (who is also Joel’s brother).  New to the cast is Vancouver Theatresports alumni and Canadian Comedy Award winner Toby Berner.  Add to this a different special guest appearance every night, and you have a powerhouse cast.
Praise for the original Production:
“Gute? It’s Gureat!!” – Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun
“Go see Gutenberg! The Musical while you can.  You’ll never look at a musical the same way again” – Mike Mackenzie
“I roared my pants off” Rachel Scott, Plank Magazine

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