Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - An Irreverent Rock Musical
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The last date listed for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson was Sunday July 29, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at The Stage:
- Full Price:
- $33.00 - $45.00
- Our Price:
- $16.50 - $22.50
Joe Landry's holiday favorite puts Frank Capra's film classic It's a Wonderful Life on stage as a 1940s radio broadcast. It's December 24, 1946, in Studio A at WSTG Radio, and a cast of actors goes live on-air portraying all the memorable characters -- from down-on-his-luck do-gooder George Bailey, who's considering ending his life one desperate Christmas Eve, to the blundering guardian angel sent to Earth to show George what the world would have been like without him. Treat the whole family to San Jose Stage Company's presentation of this beloved story. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This production did not have the focus on the story that the script desperately called for. The acting was very comic and clownish. The actors seemed to be wrapped up in being silly instead of being their characters. Most of the characters were nothing deep or Shakespearean, but the opportunities to create moments were missed do to the actors working hard to get a laugh instead of working hard to get the moments right.
I'm not sure if the script is very good either, or if simply the production was spotty. There was a ton of unnecessary swearing, and the climax was sorely overlooked (I didn't catch a climax).
I was very very excited to see this show and was extremely disappointed.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Insanely funny! Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson makes a bid for the smartest, sharpest new musical in years." --Time Out
- "Exhilarating and genuinely thought-provoking. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson oozes political relevance." --USA Today
Book by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Rick Singleton
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Stage Company
Founded in 1983, San Jose Stage Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the works of contemporary playwrights that speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of all mankind.
San Jose Stage operates in their own theatre facility in downtown San Jose. They produce five plays per season on an annual budget of approximately $850,000.00 and serve over 25,000 patrons each season.