GET TICKETS: Tidewater Players present “1776” – May 4 -20

Tidewater Players present

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8pm
May 6, 13 & 20 at 2pm

America’s Prize Winning Musical
Music & Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
Winner of the Best Musical Tony Award

Director: Laurie Starkey
Musical Director: Chris Rose

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

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Event Details
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  • Start Date
    May 4, 2018 8:00pm
  • End Date
    May 20, 2018 2:00pm
  • Location
    Opera House
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