MEDIA THEATRE HAS A WHO'S WHO OF PHILLY FAVORITES IN '1776'

To close the 2015-16 season, The Media Theatre has a musical to lead Philadelphia into the time frame of the upcoming 2016 Democratic Convention which will be hosted by the City of Brotherly Love. 

It's "1776", Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards' classic which follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee as they attempt to have the second Continental Congress vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 
BEN DIBBLE IS JOHN ADAMS
With humor and insight, "1776" represents the most seminal event in our nation's history. It's a musical based in Philadelphia, about the beginnings of our American society as we know it today. 

"1776" is directed by Jennie Eisenhower--the granddaughter of two Presidents, which seems very fitting-- and stars Ben Dibble as John Adams as it represents the beginnings of our freedoms to choose. It runs April 13 to May 22. (Interesting side note: The date of the first public performance, April 13, happens to be Thomas Jefferson's birthday.)

With "Hamilton" wowing crowds on Broadway, it's time to revisit the classic musical about our founding fathers. 

Songs in "1776" include "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men", "Mama Look Sharp", and "Molasses to Rum". The show is appropriate for all ages and is an entertaining view of the beginnings of our nation for young audiences.

The cast of "1776" features many of Philadelphia's most popular actors including Dibble, Joseph O' Brien, Jim Conte, Nicholas Saverine, Bob Stineman, and more. Abigail Adams and Martha Jefferson are portrayed by Elyse Langley and Meredith Beck.

The entire cast is:
John Adams………… Ben Dibble                                   
Abigail Adams……….. Elyse Langley
Thomas Jefferson… Joseph O’Brien
Martha Jefferson……..  Meredith Beck
Ben Franklin……….. John Morrison
John Hancock…….. Andrew Criss
Richard Henry Lee…. Larry Lees
Stephen Hopkins….. Jim Conte
McKean……………… Rusty Flounders
Lyman Hall…………. David Nikolas
Livingston…………. Patrick Ludt
Rutledge…………… Luke Brahdt
John Dickinson…… Bob Stineman
Andrew McNair…….. Bill Van Horn
Caesar Rodney…….. Nicholas Saverine
Lewis Morris………… Dave Gold
Roger Sherman…….. Jason Mangano
Courier………………… Thomas Lock
Samuel Chase………. Mark Marano
Joseph Hewes……… Sam Nagel
George Read………… Roger Ricker
Witherspoon………… Michael Fuchs
James Wilson………. Geoff Bruen
Josiah Bartlett………..Steven Ciapanna
Charles Thomson…… Anthony Marsala
Leather Apron……….. Chris McCollum

For tickets to "1776" visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100. Group rates available. 


Comments

  1. This is one of the most astonishing venues that I've attended for my numerous experiences. This event space NYC is spot on with the decorations. The overall experience was amazing! Had a fun and comfortable time here.

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