In The Beginning


In The Beginning


Book by  David Hahn
Music and Lyrics by  Maury Yeston


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 good-natured ribbing of the Old Testament has a score by TONY Winner Maury Yeston.

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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After seeing The All Night Strut! in Toronto, Ella Fitzgerald burst into the dressing room scatting “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” The cast didn’t skip a beat, joining her in an improvised jam.

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