Spreckels Theater Company
February 10th – 26th, 2017
The critically acclaimed, award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company presents “1776,” the Tony Award winning musical which brings history to life as it recalls America’s contentious Founding Fathers and their determination to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.
Engaging, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical takes audiences back to the long, hot Philadelphia summer of 1776 when John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia bid members of the Second Continental Congress to proclaim independence from the tyranny of British monarchy and adopt the United States Declaration of Independence.
“1776” opened at the 46th Street Theatre in 1969. Known today as the Richard Rodgers Theatre, it is the same Broadway theater where “Hamilton: An American Musical” recently received wide critical acclaim and record breaking attendance. The original Broadway production of “1776” received several theater awards including the Tony and New York Drama Critics’ Circle awards for Best Musical.
Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Larry Williams
Music Direction by Lucas Sherman
Choreography by Michella Snider
Costumes by Pamela Enz
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Thursday (2/23 only) at 7:30pm
Only 10 performances. Reservations are recommended.
$22 Students (w/ID)
$16 Children (12 and under)
Presidents’ Day Holiday Weekend discounts for youth audience:
Free admission for children
$12 admission for youth (13 to 18)
Good for Friday, Saturday, Sunday performances, February 17, 18, 19.
Student Rush: Spreckels welcomes SSU and SRJC students to take advantage of its student rush price. Present student ID at the Spreckels box office 10 minutes before curtain for special admission of $12. Reservations recommended.
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
Main Stage / Codding Theatre
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928