John Adams is trying to convince his colleagues in the Continental Congress that the time has come for independence, but not everyone is ready to listen! See how it all plays out at High Mowing School’s spring musical, 1776, on April 25, 26 and 27 at 7 pm at the Pine Hill Waldorf School auditorium on Abbot Hill Rd in Wilton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors/students, and available at the door. Call 654-2391 for more information.
1776 premiered on Broadway in 1969, and ran for 1,217 performances. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone, the show was nominated for 5 Tony awards and won 3, including the Tony for “Best Musical.”
Directed by Dale Coye, High Mowing’s production features talented High Mowing students from around the country and across the globe. Coye, an experienced director, author, and teacher, most recently directed the Raylynmor Opera Company’s productions of The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado in Keene, NH.
Full of wonderful songs and colorful characters, 1776 brings history to life through entertaining songs, political intrigue and a knowing and entertaining look at the political and personal relationships of the day.
1776 is being presented through special arrangement with, and music and dialogue materials furnished by: Music Theater International, www.mitshows.com. Special thanks to The Fort at Number 4 and The Historical Society of Chesire County for the loan of period costumes.