2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Licensed Version (1998)
Let there be laughs in this hilarious send-up of the Old Testament.
In the words of MTI's very own Freddie Gershon, In The Beginning is "the funniest bible musical ever written!" This
ribbing of the Old Testament has a score by TONY Winner Maury
In The Beginning is a hysterical tribute to the ordinary, everyday
people who didn't make into in the bible - though they experienced all
of the well known
biblical events. Unremarkable though they may be, these hardy
Biblical bystanders somehow survive calamity after calamity in
outrageous fashion, inventing
some useful and practical devices along the way (for example, the
Life Saver…candy), escaping enslavement in ancient Egypt and helping a
young man named
Cain find his redemption.
The show features a strong chorus with minimal dance - great for a
mid-size company looking to show off an ensemble with strong comedy and
singing chops. In The Beginning also has some roles for children.
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The musical that earned the most Tony Awards was The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical (2001). The show won 12 Tony Awards.