Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's Something Wicked This Way Comes Musical Gets Oklahoma Reading Oct. 25

By Adam Hetrick
October 25, 2012

Readings of the Neil Bartram and Brian Hill musical Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on the atmospheric Ray Bradbury novel, are presented Oct. 25-26 at the University of Oklahoma.

The writers, who penned the 2009 Broadway musical The Story of My Life and the regionally seen musical The Adventures of Pinocchiohave been in residence the past three weeks workshopping Something Wicked This Way Comes with undergraduate musical theatre majors at the university.

Readings of the musical  take place in Weitzenhoffer Theatre. The development of Something Wicked This Way Comes is supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals.

Bradbury's 1962 novel of the same name (the title borrows a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth) centers on two teenage boys who encounter a strange traveling carnival overseen by the menacing "Mr. Dark."

Bartram and Hill's projects also include Spin with director Eric Schaeffer and a musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's play Les Belles-Soeurs.