a new musical comedy

Book by Tom and Jack Megan

Music and Lyrics by Tom Megan

Additional Music and Lyrics by Jack Megan


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 (left) and Tom Megan (right)



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 in New York City.




“The music made me wish I were Catholic again.”

-Martin Luther

“HILARIOUS! I only wish I were alive to see it.”

Sister Katharine (Jillian Louis) and Billy (Kyle Brenn) surrounded by Angels (Eric Anderson, left, James Judy, right)

-Pope John XXIII


“Where’s MY musical number?”