Meet John Doe, a New Musical Based on the Frank Capra Film
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A rotating cast of talented women celebrates their lack of domestic skills with So My Christmas Tree is Still Up, an entertaining evening combining comedy, storytelling, music and more. Laura Hugg and Leslie Lee, dubbed "The Queen Bee of Comedy," host this all-female revue, which also may include performances by Andrea Schwartz, Anne Purkey and Poppy Fields. Lee is known for her adults-only parodies of popular songs, while Hugg is a Chicago stand-up comic who's performed at Zanies and elsewhere. Learn More
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Music by Andrew Gerle
Lyrics by Eddie Sugarman
Book by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman
Additional Story by Matt August
When ambitious newspaper reporter Ann Mitchell loses her job in the middle of the Depression, she prints a phony letter from a “John Doe” who, protesting the state of society, promises to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge on Christmas Eve. Circulation goes through the roof and Ann convinces her editor to hire an out-of-work ballplayer, John Willoughby, to stand in while she ghost-writes the “John Doe” column. With her words and his down-home charm, John Doe quickly becomes a national sensation. As Ann, John and “John” tour the country, a strange love triangle begins to form, and when the paper’s powerful owner reveals his true plans for John Doe, both Ann and John must confront the hoax they’ve created and decide what they truly believe in.