The Rivalry: A Drama About Abraham Lincoln, Plus Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package
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The last date listed for The Rivalry, Plus Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package was Friday February 12, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $64.00
- Our Price:
- $21.00 - $33.00
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Malena99
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An extraordinary performance! I was transported back in time. Everything about this production was perfect. There is not better way to understand history than to experience a superb performance bring it to life. Congratulations to all who made this event possible.
Over the course of seven debates, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas tackled the hot topics of their day: state’s rights, slavery and the intent of the Constitution. The Rivalry captures the fiery rhetoric and wry humor of those debates, while adding the insights of Douglas’s wife, Adele. As Lincoln and Douglas race for the chance to be U.S. Senator, Adele reexamines her own concepts of freedom. Ford’s Theatre Director of Theatre Programming Mark Ramont directs Robert Parsons as Abraham Lincoln, Helen Hayes Award winner Rick Foucheux and Sarah Zimmerman (The Matchmaker).
These tickets come with a Friends of Ford's Theatre Associate Membership Package, which contains the following features:
- Includes membership for 2 people
- Preferred Member seating for performances (subject to availability)
- Members-Only Ticket Priority
- Advance notice of special performances and programs
- Invitations to selected Ford's Theatre Members-Only events throughout the year.
- Restaurant and Discount Card
- Complimentary Ford's Theatre Calendar
- Complimentary subscription to periodic E-newsletter
- Access to a Members-Only VIP Hotline for tickets, exchanges, and other questions