THE FIRST GENTLEMAN

 

Book and Lyrics by David Howard, Music by Bret Simmons


From the writer of DreamWorks’ hit science-fiction comedy 'Galaxy Quest', comes an original musical comedy, The First Gentleman.


When West Virginia’s Governor, Kathryn Noel Cassidy, is elected the first female President of the United States, her husband Russell, becomes the first First Gentleman. Suddenly, the entire family find themselves coping with being thrust into the limelight and how being the ultimate “working mom” affects their 15 year old son, Steven.


As Russell’s Chief of Staff (Sally Struthers) guides Russell through two hundred years of tradition--hosting teas and choosing china patterns, Steven struggles with the intense scrutiny of his new fish-bowl existence. First Gentleman combines broad comedy with the poignant story of balancing work and family. When Steven makes a really bad decision that could derail his mother’s presidency, Russell realizes that his most important job is being Steven’s father, leaving Kathryn’s hands free to be leader of the free world.


With Bret Simmons’ amazing pop score, you will find yourself humming The First Gentleman’s show tunes long after the performance. David Howard’s hysterical and emotionally compelling script and lyrics create a timely story that is fun, heart-warming and most certainly relevant.


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