Music by Sherman Edwards
Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
American history blazes to vivid life in this unconventional Broadway hit. It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare independence…if only the founding fathers can agree! “1776” follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee, and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote to free their fledgling nation from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.
Involving a sizeable, largely male ensemble with no chorus, the show features a striking score by Sherman Edwards, which is modest in its vocal requirements, and a book by Peter Stone, which is legendary in its craftsmanship. “1776” is a funny, insightful and compelling drama that puts a human face on the pages of history!
1776 Presented in the Dixie High School Theater, just over one mile from Best Western Coral Hills.
March 9 – 19TH, 2011 GOOGLE MAP