The specifics of the story are largely but not entirely the same as in the 1993 movie. Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, who wrote the book, and Kirkpatrick and his brother, Wayne, who wrote the songs, update things to account for changing tolerance for jokes about men wearing dresses and gay people being outrageous makeup artists. The script doesn't rise to the dizzying goofiness of Something Rotten!, but it's still very funny. The songs aren't especially memorable, but they're perfectly enjoyable. And if not all of the plot and character updates quite work, what has ended up on stage is still a very entertaining, very successful, very good time.