1776: The Musical

“mischievous fun at O’Connell & Company”

April 25 – May 19, 2019

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Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York


First Look from Buffalo Theatre Guide
Buffalo News Review

. . .1776 is mischievous fun. . . 3.5 out of 4 Starts

Buffalo Theatre Guide Review

. . .a unique, fresh take. . .

Totally Buffalo

. . .remarkable female cast. . .5 out of 5 Buffalos

buffalo Rising
Theatre talk
2019 Artie Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Musical
Outstanding Ensemble of a Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Musical – Steve Vaughan
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical – Pamela Rose Mangus
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical- Emily Yancey

The Original American Musical 
1776
April 25 – May 19, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score, book and a legendary story. Celebrate this great country as we feature an All-Female cast in one of Broadway’s beloved classic musicals. 
 
CREATIVE TEAM:
Directed by Steve Vaughan
Musical Direction by Donald Jenczka
Choreography by Terri Fillips Vaughan
Stage Managed by Alley Griffin
Scenic Design by Matthew Myers
Lighting Design by Jim Pritchard

CAST:

John Hancock……………………………………………………… MELISSA LEVENTHAL

Dr. Josiah Bartlett………..…………………………………………………… MARIE OLCZAK

John Adams…………………………………………………….PAMELA ROSE MANGUS

Stephen Hopkins………..……………………….……………………………MARY MOEBIUS

Roger Sherman………………………………………………MARISSA BIONDOLILLO

Robert Livingston………………..………………………….MAEGHAN MCDONALD

Rev. John Witherspoon……………………………………………MARTA ARACELIS

Benjamin Franklin……………………….……………….MARY KATE O’CONNELL

John Dickinson……………………………………………………………………………MARY CRAIG

James Wilson……………………………..…………………………………………..SÁRA KOVÁCSI

Col. Thomas McKean……………………………PRISCILLA YOUNG-ANKER

Samuel Chase……………………………….………………………………SARA JO KUKULKA

Richard Henry Lee………………………………………………MELANIE “MEL” KLAJA

Thomas Jefferson………………………………………………………………….ANNE DEFAZIO

Joseph Hewes……………………….……………………….LAUREN DEWEY-WRIGHT

Edward Rutledge………………………………..……………………..………… EMILY YANCEY

Dr. Lyman Hall……………………………………………..…………………VANESSA DAWSON

Abigail Adams………………………………….……………………………MICHELLE HOLDEN

Martha Jefferson……………………………………………………………HEATHER CASSERI

Custodian, Andrew McNair………………………….……………………SAM CRYSTAL

Leather Apron………………..……………………………….…………MIRA HALEY STEUER


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