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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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The weather was Beautiful. I wore Jeans and a v-neck.
A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch
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attended Feb 03 2008

Overall, it was a good production. Costumes, set, and orchestra were excellent. Most of the group numbers were very good. Some of the leads could have had stronger voices. Both women were very good. Some of the congressmen either over or...continued

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attended Feb 03 2008

This is not to be missed! The singing - acting - costumes all are first rate. If you haven't seen this musical before - now is the time.

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attended Feb 02 2008

This was a great performance. We enjoyed it very much. We knew what was going to happen and still teared up at the signing. Great Job.

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Quotes & Highlights

1776 is a most striking, most gripping musical.” —New York Times
“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 1776 … 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.” —New York Post


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.