To celebrate our upcoming Independence Day, the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is excited to bring 1776 (the musical) to their stage. This patriotic show runs June 29 through July 15 at the theatre located at 125½ West Main Street in Jonesborough.
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.
1776 is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score containing songs such as “Momma Look Sharp,” “He Plays the Violin,” “Egg,” and “Molasses to Rum.”
The music & lyrics are by Sherman Edwards and the book is by Peter Stone. This show is directed by Lindy Ley and Lucas Schmidt, and sponsored by Tennessee Hills Distillery, Denny Dentistry, Henry & Flora Joy, and Sonia King/Mary B. Martin.
Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., and July 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for students and seniors. There is also a special group rate for parties of 15 or more. To purchase tickets, call the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or go online to www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.