MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 29, 2023) — [title of show] will take its bow June 6 through 15 at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline. What’s it about, you ask? Well, “Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival. The only catch? The deadline is in three weeks! They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry, on the keys. With the full team assembled, Jeff and Hunter hit another roadblock — what should they write about? Jeff and Hunter decide to follow the old adage, “write what you know,” and set off on a unique musical adventure: Writing a musical about writing a musical. As the deadline looms, insecurities creep in and jealousies flare. Will the team succeed with their musical? Could it even win a Tony?!”

Created by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen it received a 2006 Obie Award Special Citation, and Audience Award Favorite Ensemble Cast by

The Black Box cast include Ryan J. Hurdle (Jeff), Noah Hill (Hunter), Katie Griswold (Heidi), Rebecca Casad (Susan), Rob Elfline (Pianist named Larry), Stage Manager Jacob Johnson. Directed by Rebecca Casad and Noah Hill with musical direction by Katie Griswold and Ryan J Hurdle under the watchful eye of BBT Artistic Director Lora Adams who designed the set and costumes. Noah Hill also designed the lights for the show.

Tickets are available at or at the door.

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