VERY VERY is a new kind of musical where Shakespeare's As You Like It is told through the lens of a rock concert. The show features 28 original songs in a sexy reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption.
VERY VERY tells the story of Rosalind and Orlando, two young lovers who flee the tyranny of home only to reunite in a sexually charged and confusingly passionate exile. Songs feature a modern rock vocabulary from various genres blended together in Zac Lasher's unique compositional style and Jay Leibowitz's lyrics, which cleverly deconstruct Shakespeare's original text.
VERY VERY was orginally conceived by Jason King Jones and has been in development since April of 2012. Two live industry concert readings of the show, directed by Jason King Jones, music directed by Zac Lasher, and produced by Jay Leibowitz, were performed to great acclaim on March 4th, 2013 at the legendary Gibson-Baldwin Showroom in midtown Manhattan. The American Theater Group presented an abridged concert reading of VERY VERY at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ on December 9th 2013.