Tony Award-Winning Political Musical 1776 at Signal Ensemble Theatre
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The last date listed for 1776 was Saturday March 1, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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The tiny Michigan town of Radio Falls has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation. Snow and ice coat every tree branch and telephone wire, and the unceasing blizzard surrounding the town means there's no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth -- a young girl named Rose -- and it's up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. An optimistic and imaginative tale, Rose and the Rime returns to the stage this season with an enhanced production that features aerial spectacle and magic. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- "<em>1776</em> is a most striking, most gripping musical." —<em>New York Times</em>
- "In this cynical age, it required courage as well as enterprise to do a musical play that simply deals with the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And <em>1776</em> … makes no attempt to be satirical or wander off into modern by-paths. … The result is a brilliant and remarkably moving work of theatrical art." —<em>New York Post</em>
Set during a "hot as hell" summer in Philadelphia, 1776 is the Tony Award-winning musical about the seminal act in American history: the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sectional differences, pride and fear threaten the Declaration and the fledgling nation. The score features hits such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays the Violin" and "Momma Look Sharp."
Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Directed by General Artistic Director Ronan Marra
Musical direction by Andra Velis Simon
Featuring a 26-member award-winning ensemble
Ronan Marra (director) is co-founder and general artistic director of Signal. Directing credits with the company include Jeff-recommended productions of Seascape (Jeff Citation winner, Best Costume Design), Waiting for Godot and his own Landslide (Jeff Citation nomination, New Work), as well as Fool for Love, Hamlet, Closer, The Zoo Story, She Stoops to Conquer, Much Ado About Nothing and his own Learning to Fly. He has also directed for Sansculottes Theatre Company and The Gallery Players (New York) as well as several productions at his alma mater, Kent State University. As a playwright, Marra’s plays have been produced in Chicago and abroad, and he has received awards for New Work at ITN Theatre and Neverland Productions in New York. Marra is a recipient of the 2006 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Scriptworks.