|Steve Coogan||Dana Marschz|
|Catherine Keener||Mrs. Marschz|
|Marshall Bell||Principal Rocker|
|Joseph Julian Soria||Octavio|
|Amy Poehler||Cricket Feldstein|
Hapless high school theater teacher Dana Marschz writes pretentious musical adaptations of Hollywood blockbusters for his indifferent students to perform. His home life is equally shambolic, with his hostile and unhappy wife having an affair with their lodger . When Dana's latest brainstorm, a musical version of ''Hamlet'' that includes time travel and a visit from Jesus, threatens to get him fired, his students band together on his behalf.