Brad Knows Nothing

Book and Lyrics by Jacob Ben-Shmuel & Alan Blake Bachelor; Music by Jacob Ben-Shmuel

Meet the heroes who will make history... up as they go along

Brad Knows Nothing is the story of - you guessed it - Brad, a high school senior who doesn’t know very much. When he finds himself utterly unprepared for his final history report, he enlists the help of his friend Chad, and together they weave the tale of the time traveler Captain Bradimus as he sails on his Time Boat in a desperate search for glory and acclaim.
 
Running Time: 90 minutes
 
The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row
Jacob Ben-Shmuel

Jacob Ben-Shmuel (Chad/Chadmire, Book, Music, & Lyrics)

Jacob Ben-Shmuel (Chad/Chadmire, Book, Music, Lyrics) is currently the standby for Elder Cunningham in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, which means that most nights during the show he is backstage working on Brad Knows Nothing. This is not the first script he has written, but it is almost certainly the first one that you have ever heard of. He graduated from UC Irvine with a BFA in Music Theatre, and his mom swears he's talented.


Alan Blake Bachelor

Alan Blake Bachelor (Book, Music, & Lyrics)

Alan Blake Bachelor (Book, Lyrics) is an up-and-coming novelist, screenwriter, and, of course, co-writer of this musical. He loves storytelling in all its forms, and every day he seeks to test and hone his understanding of the art form. In other words, he's still working toward that big break. He graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in Drama in 2016.


Ryan Emmons

Ryan Emmons (Director)

Ryan Emmons is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of No.11 Productions. Broadway directing credits include Groundhog Day (Assistant Director), Matilda the Musical (Resident Director) and Ghost the Musical (SDC Observer). He was also the Resident Director for the First National Tour of Matilda the Musical. Selected directing credits with No.11 Productions include: Friends Call Me Albert, Quest for the West, and Coosje.


Dan Garmon

Dan Garmon (Music Director)

Dan Garmon is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, music director, and educator. Upcoming: THE BAD YEARS (Kerrigan/Lowdermilk), Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends (Theatreworks USA). Selected NYC MD credits: Irving Berlin, American (Lyrics & Lyricists @ 92Y), Cleopatra: The New Pop Experience (Theatre for the New City), The Cadaver Synod (Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row), The Other Side of Paradise (Ars Nova). Additional non-MD credits: Broadway’s Finding Neverland, the musical adaptation of Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, and the new John Denver jukebox musical Back Home Again. www.dangarmon.com



Daniel Klintworth

Daniel Klintworth (Orchestrator)

Daniel Klintworth – Tours: “The Book of Mormon” 1st & 2nd National (Assoc. Conductor/Key 2), “Billy Elliot: The Musical” (Assoc. Conductor/Key 2); Regional: “Billy Elliot”, Ogunquit Playhouse (Assoc. Conductor/Key 2); Orchestrator/Arranger/Incidental Music - “Sherlock in Love: A New Musical” (Tony Macaulay – Book, Music & Lyrics). Thanks: Jacob & Alan – This project is AMAZING, My Parents - for your never-ending love & support ... Jess: for your unwavering honesty & wisdom; I owe you a lot for that. Phil. 4:13