a new musical comedy

Book by Tom and Jack Megan

Music and Lyrics by Tom Megan

Additional Music and Lyrics by Jack Megan

Winner of the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award
and the 2103 American Harmony Prize.

It’s the 1960s, and Billy McPherson, the new kid at parochial school, is getting a fine medieval education. When the beguiling young drama teacher, Sister Katherine, sweeps into his life, he falls head-over-heels in love, resolving to become pope and to change the rules of the Church so that they can one day marry. A charming, funny new musical about first love, obsession and the search for miracles.

Jack Megan and Tom Megan PHOTO: Josh Lavine

THE KID WHO WOULD BE POPE by brothers Tom and Jack Megan was awarded the 2013 Richard Rodgers Award and will receive a studio production May 20-22, 2014 at ARS NOVA, 511 W 54th St in New York City. Read about the Megan brothers in the Harvard Gazette (May 19, 2014).


“A fun-filled new musical that appeals to the inner child in all of us. An endearing portrait of boyhood fantasies. An upbeat score and witty lyrics.”

“OLIVER meets ANNIE meets Charles Busch meets Disney meets THE SOUND OF MUSIC in this absurd Catholic romp of a delightful, irreverent, charming and truly original new musical.”
– Oscar E. Moore

“One hit! The score is a hoot.”
–New York Post

“The best of the musical fringe shows.”


Henry Hodges (Broadway: “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast”) plays Billy (THE KID) and Alyse Alan Louis (Broadway: “Mamma Mia”) plays his friend Ali in the Ars Nova production May 20-22.











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