Tidewater Players hosts auditions for 1776 – America’s Prize Winning Musical
America’s Prize Winning Musical
Music & Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS
Book by PETER STONE
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
Director: Laurie Starkey
Musical Director: Chris Rose
Thursday February 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday February 24, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Auditions to be held at The Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace
Performance dates: May 4-20
Needed: 24 men (ages 18-70) & 2 women (ages 25-40)
Those auditioning should bring 16 bars of a prepared song that shows off the best of your range. Also be prepared to read from the script.
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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