"bezos vice superstar," a mock rock opera

A spectacular-spectacular lunchtime concert (feat. Doug Davis of Mediocre Bad Guys):

  • on Friday, June 3, 2016, at noonish
  • and the chance to sneak-peek early rehearsals for the mock rock opera:

Principal roles (cast subject to understudy)

Character Actor
Steve Kelley
Title role, leader of the twelve, a man called the "Son of Jeff" and the "King of the Books."
Judas Iscariot Lauren Corbett
One of the twelve apostles of Bezos; concerned for the poor and the consequences of fame.
Mary Magdalene Jeff Eller
A follower who finds himself falling in love with the Internet.
Pontius Pilate Lynn Sutton
Vice Governor of the Forest, who foresees the events of Bezo's crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream.
Caiaphas Susan Smith
One of the main antagonists, a high priest who sees Bezos as a threat to the nation.
Annas Wanda Brown
Another of the main antagonists, a fellow high priest who is persuaded into seeing Bezos as a threat.
Peter Ryan Shirey
One of Bezos's twelve apostles; denies Bezos three times upon the night of Bezos's arrest to save himself.
Simon Zealotes
Aimee Mepham
Mary Beth Lock
Another of Bezos's twelve apostles; urges Bezos to lead followers into battle.
Escapes persecution because everyone was paying attention to Bezos, the new threat to the nation.
King Herod wpk
The (reluctant) "King of Digital Publishing"; Bezos is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate.

Musical numbers (still in rehearsal)

Act One, The Bookfeast

  • "Overture/Launch" – Orchestra
  • "Google on Their Minds" – Judas
  • "What's the Blog" / "Strange Thing Mystifying" – Apostles, Bezos, Mary, Judas, Peter, Woman
  • "Ebooks're Alright" – Mary, Judas, Bezos, Apostles
  • "This Bezos Must Die" – Annas, Caiaphas, Apostles, Priests
  • "Hosanna/Tweet!" – Apostles, Caiaphas, Bezos, Ensemble
  • "Poor Internet" – Apostles, Simon, Bezos, Ensemble
  • "Lynn's Dream" – Pilate
  • "The Time Warner Cable Temple" – Ensemble, Bezos
  • "Ebooks're Alright (reprise)" – Mary, Bezos
  • "I Don't Know How to Love HTML" – Mary
  • "Spammed For All Time" / "Blood Money" – Judas, Annas, Caiaphas, Chorus

Act Two, The Freakout

  • "The Last Clicker" – Apostles, Bezos, Judas
  • "Phishing (I Only Want to Say)" – Bezos
  • "The Analytics" – Judas, Bezos, Peter, Apostles, Annas, Caiaphas
  • "Peter's Cyberbullying" – Maid by the Fire, Peter, Soldier, Old Man, Mary
  • "Verizon and Bezos" – Pilate, Annas, Bezos, Ensemble
  • "King Herod's Clip (YouTube It and See)" – Herod, Dancers
  • "Could We Re-Boot Again Please?" – Mary, Apostles, Peter
  • "Judas' Cable Modem" – Judas, Annas, Caiaphas, Chorus
  • "Troll Before Pilate (Including the Thirty-Nine Fails)" – Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Bezos, Ensemble
  • "Superstar" – Judas, Soul Sisters, Angels
  • "CTRL-ALT-DEL" – Bezos, Barabbas, Ensemble

To  (mock) RSVP, please contact: 

william p. kane
digital publishing
330a zsr library
wake forest university
winston-salem, nc 27106