Santa Barbara High School is the first high school in the country–and the second group of any kind, overall–to get the rights to perform BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, which will be performed April 29-May 7. Theatre Director Otto Layman said, “BULLETS OVER BROADWAY closed on Broadway in 2015, and we are proud and excited to be selected to be the first high school to put on this amazing show.”
Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the 1920’s roar, the musical BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is coming to Santa Barbara High this spring. Based on the screenplay of the 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” and “There’s a New Day Comin'” After the original Broadway production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY closed August 2015, Santa Barbara High School is the first high school in the U.S. to acquire the rights to this new and energetic musical comedy.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY revolves around David Shayne, a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work but quickly abandons that stance when his producer finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. There is just one catch: the backer is a mobster who sees Shayne’s play as a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, a savant hit-man, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and this is a show you won’t want to miss. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is a love letter to the Golden Age of Broadway, filled with unforgettable songs that audiences remember and love.