A musical based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.
Experience the founding fathers as you have never have before! This Tony Award-winning classic will get a brand new perspective with an all-star cast portraying John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, and the rest of the colonial gang.
Take a peek inside the hallowed halls of Congress and find it filled with crotchety drunks, Southern fops, innocent Quakers, a proud Scotsman, befuddled secretaries, sycophants, and passionate congressmen who are willing to go to blows for their beliefs. Audiences will laugh at the witty banter, waggle their eyebrows at the raging libidos, shift uncomfortably as congressmen defend slavery, and find themselves fully invested in how in god's name this country began, from convincing Jefferson to write the damn thing to the nail-biting conclusion (hint: our national food sure ain't bangers and mash).
It's "an honor to be able to work with this cast and crew to bring history to life for McLean,” said Annie O’Neill Galvin.
— Falls Church News-Press
"a delightful and moving comedy-drama about how our country came to declare its independence from Great Britain"
— DCMetro Theater Arts
Suitable for all ages.
For 1776 our audio described performance is Feb 14 at 2pm. Provided by
ASL interpreted performance Feb 20 at 8pm. Provided by First Chair.
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America's Prize Winning Musical
Original Production Directed by Peter Hunt
Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow