Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Adding Machine — A Musical

Original Music: Joshua Schmidt
Libretto: Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt
Based on the Play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice
Director: Kate Buckley

Ray Jivoff in Adding Machine – A Musical at Skylight

Ray Jivoff in Adding Machine – A Musical at Skylight

Synopsis Summary

Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, ADDING MACHINE — A MUSICAL is an adaptation of Elmer Rice’s 1923 Expressionist drama. It tells the story of Mr. Zero, who after 25 years of service to his company is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a vengeful rage, he murders his boss. An eclectic score gives passionate and memorable voice to this stylish and stylized production, which follows Zero’s journey to the afterlife in the Elysian Fields where he is given one last chance for romance and redemption. Milwaukee native Joshua Schmidt says he wrote ADDING MACHINE — A MUSICAL with Skylight in mind! Already a hit in New York and Chicago, we are thrilled to be performing this Wisconsin premiere.