Gutenberg! The Musical!

Friday February 2 – 7:30pm
Saturday February 3 – 7:30pm
Sunday February 4 – 2pm
Thursday February 8 – 7:30pm
Friday February 9 – 7:30pm
Saturday February 10 – 7:30pm

Tickets Coming Soon!

Gilbert Hemsley Theatre,
Vilas hall


In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract, fulfilling their ill-advised dreams.


Doug – Tim Heller
Bud – Andrew Abrams*


Tim Heller (Doug), is a New York based actor and proud native of the Midwest. Tim has been in Jekyll and Hyde (Ensemble – Korean Tour), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric – Red Mountain Theatre Company), EverScape (Foster – NYCFringe, Best of Fest), Texas Shakespeare Festival: My Fair Lady (Freddy), Cymbeline (Posthumus), Macbeth (Lennox). He has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University, eat ‘em up ‘Cats!

Andrew Abrams (Bud), has worked Off-Broadway, regionally, and on tour as a professional director, musical director, conductor, composer and Equity actor. Off-Broadway: Pirates of Penzance (New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players). Tours: Cinderella (with Eartha Kitt), State Fair (with John Davidson), Cabaret (with Andrea McCardle), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Fiddler on the Roof (with Theodore Bikel); Regionally: Between the Lines (Luna Stage), Masterclass (with Rosemary Prinz), Mikado (Theatre Virginia) and numerous others. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from UW-Madison and a Master of Arts, in Musical Theatre, from University of London-Goldsmiths. He is also a graduate of the advanced year of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in New York City where he wrote “But I’m a Cheerleader, the Musical” which had a reading in London in December, 2013 directed by Tony-Award winner Jerry Mitchell and starring Hannah Waddingham. This show previously headlined the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2005. Andrew has also worked as a vocal coach, voice teacher, and Acting through Song coach at NYU, New York Film Academy, AMDA, Mountview Academy (in London), Hostra University and privately in New York City and Madison.

∗ Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.