Adding Machine: Musical Info & Synopsis


Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Adding Machine tells the story of Mr. Zero, an ordinary man working as an accountant in a monotonous job. After 25 years of service, he is replaced by a machine and his life takes a dark turn. Seeking revenge, Mr. Zero commits a shocking act and is sentenced to death. The musical explores themes of alienation, technology’s impact on human lives, and the search for meaning in a society driven by efficiency.

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Joshua Schmidt

Lyrics/Book: Jason Loewith

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Size: 9

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1920s / USA


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝

Cast Albums

World Premiere Cast (2008)➝


2000s, Avant-Garde, ClassicalDark, Fantasy, Gospel

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