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Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388
April 27–May 27


World Premiere

Book by Glenn Slater

Music and Lyrics by Wendy Leigh Wilf
Directed by Bill Berry

A co-production with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

“Wow! These guys are talented!”
—American Theatre

Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep. It’s Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of subterranean coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, “Dead Cat” is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More “sculptures” bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter’s secret? From the writers of Galavant, School of Rock and Tangled comes this hip and hilarious new musical, hang onto your berets – we’re headed to Beatsville!


The Scoop
Presentation at every performance
(excludes Opening Night May 6)
Begins 1 hour before curtain | FREE

Starry Night Dinner
April 17 | Special Events, see page 33

Tuesday Talkbacks
May 2, 9, 16, 23
Following the performance | FREE

May 11 | LGBT ticketed series

Meet the Actors
May 14
Following the performance | FREE