1776

Last summer Playbill.com reported an exciting new twist on one of MTI’s shows – an all-female cast of 1776! (Read the article here, and the original Marquee blog post about it here). In the article, Keith Edwards, son of the show’s composer/lyricist, the late Sherman Edwards, remarked that he hoped that that concert reading production [...]

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Who says you can’t put a price on freedom?  MTI is proud to offer independence at a discount through our Spirit of ’76 Licensing Promotion.  For all 1776 THE MUSICAL licenses booked from May 10, 2011 through December 31, 2011, AMATEUR customers will receive special Royalty and Rental discounts: cause and effects essays • Every [...]

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The following feature about a new approach to staging 1776 was written specifically for the MTI Marquee by the renowned theatre critic, Peter Filichia.  Last summer, Peter saw an inspiring ALL-FEMALE, concert-version of the show performed by Kansas City's Musical Theater Heritage.  Since not every organization has the resources (24 male actors!), nor the budget [...]

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Director Sarah Crawford will be presenting 1776 in August, 2010 at Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City, MO.  The twist?  Our nation’s founding fathers will be portrayed by an all-female cast!  We love hearing about ambitious new productions of classic works, and this one has certainly piqued our interest.   Check out the article on [...]

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This holiday weekend, there’s no more appropriate show than 1776.  The well-loved musical takes audiences back to the Continental Congress in 1776, where delegates from the 13 colonies met to discuss the possibility of independence from Great Britain.  The show does an amazing job of making the audience really feel the isolation and pressure the [...]

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On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -citizens across the country celebrated the enduring legacy of American democracy made possible by our founding fathers.  As the nation watched Barack Obama being sworn in as our 44th president, our thoughts also turned to the legacy of American musical theater and its central role in our culture.  It turns [...]

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