Landless Improves Chinese History and Relations with Humor and General Ignorance

Share Article

Landless presents 2008 NY Fringe Outstanding Musical CHINA: THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

The Landless Theatre Company presents the DC Premiere of China: The Whole Enchilada at District of Columbia Arts Center from March 31 - April 24 , 2011. The musical, written by Mark Brown with additional music and arrangements by Paul Mirkovich, was the winner of the 2008 Outstanding Musical at Fringe NYC. The production is directed by John Sadowsky, and reunites the team that produced Landless’ acclaimed Gutenberg! The Musical!.

“China The Whole Enchilada” runs March 31 - April 24 at DCAC, with performances Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 PM.

China - The Whole Enchilada features three Caucasian men singing, dancing, and irreverently marching their way through four thousand years of Chinese history- in less than two hours with an intermission. The show dares to tackle racism, human rights, genocide, and the birth of the fortune cookie.

The musical is the brainchild of Mark Brown. After adopting his daughter from China, Mark felt compelled to write a show in her honor. The result was this fractured history lesson about China, Chinese in America, and just about everything else he could cram into the script.

China The Whole Enchilada dares to tackle 5000 years of Chinese history - not to mention the controversial topics of creationism, racism, government censorship, political correctness, strained Chinese-American relations, and why a Chinese actor has never played Fu Manchu.

The production reunites director John Sadowsky and his team that produced Landless’ acclaimed Gutenberg! The Musical!, which has toured repeatedly since its hit 2008 debut. The cast again features Helen Hayes Award Presenting Actor Andrew Lloyd Baughman and his brother Matt Baughman, and introduces “straight-man” newcomer Ben Demers who will provide audiences with a welcome respite from the brothers’ antics.

“We really love Gutenberg!, but we’re also getting sick of performing it,” said Matt Baughman. “China The Whole Enchilada is perfect for fans of our Gutenberg production - it’s smart and funny, but also lends itself to our signature brand of stupidity.”

Landless Theatre’s 2011 “Season of Horrible Taste” will continue with THE B TEAM (by Dave Holstein, writer for Showtime’s Weeds); ROCK BOTTOM (a new rock musical based on the novel by Michael Shilling); and CAPTAIN FREEDOM - A SUPERHERO’S QUEST FOR TRUTH, LIBERTY AND THE CELEBRITY HE SO RICHLY DESERVES (by award-winning humorist-blogger G. Xavier Robillard,

China The Whole Enchilada runs March 31 through April 24, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 PM. All performances are held at District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Admission is $25. For tickets and information visit

**Press Night is Saturday, April 2, 7:30 PM at DCAC. Please email Andrew Baughman at to RSVP.**

Visit for details on the Landless Theatre Company’s season.

About Landless Theatre Company: The Landless Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to infusing vitality into the local arts by producing exciting and accessible alternative theatre to generate new and diverse audiences.  More information and production history online at   

Landless Theatre Company
China The Whole Enchilada
by Mark Brown with additional music and arrangements by Paul Mirkovich

The Cast
“Ben Dumurs” - Ben Demers
“Matt Bachmann” - Matt Baughman
“Andy Bachmann” - Andrew Lloyd Baughman

Production Staff
Director - John Sadowsky
Music Director/Choreographer - Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Costume Design – Elizabeth Reeves
Scenic Design - Melissa Baughman
Lighting Design – Chris Holland
Sound Design - Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Prop Design – Amanda Williams, Melissa Baughman
Stage Manager – Amanda Williams
Photographer - Amanda Williams
Producing Artistic Director - Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Production Manager - Melissa Baughman
Administrative Director - Ally Jenkins

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Andrew Baughman
Visit website