Gutenberg! The Musical

Gutenberg! The Musical

Gutenberg! The Musical is a comedic spoof presented as a backer’s audition by two aspiring playwrights, Doug and Bud.


They perform a show they’ve written about Johann Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, with a wildly fictionalized version of his life story.

Set in a fictional 15th-century Germany, the musical hilariously blends historical inaccuracies with anachronistic elements.

Doug and Bud play all the characters, wear hats with characters’ names, and enthusiastically pitch their amateurish, yet endearing, musical to potential Broadway producers in the audience.

It’s a show filled with humor, heart, and absurdity, showcasing the passion and enthusiasm of its characters for theatre.

About the show

Songs from Gutenberg! The Musical

  1. Prologue
  2. Schlimmer
  3. I Can’t Read
  4. Haunted German Wood
  5. Butterfly
  6. What’s The Word?
  7. Monk With Me
  8. Stop The Press
  9. Tomorrow Is Tonight
  10. Words, Words, Words
  11. Meet Me In The Dark
  12. Finale

Cast Albums