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Fall, 2018
Written By: Jeff Bowen & Hunter Bell
Directed By: Maria Zurita Ontiveros

Duke Players presents [title of show] , "a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guys writing a musical."  [title of show] follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression as they quickly create an entry for a new musical theater festival. During the 90 minute one-act,  they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theater—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.

Fun fact: Duke alum Heidi Blickenstaff originated the role of "Heidi" and played herself in the show all the way through the process from the 2004 New York Musical Theater Festival to its 2008 Broadway run at the Lyceum.