David De Angelo — my good friend and fellow Pittsburgh blogger — got a peak behind the scenes at the preparation underway for the Public’s upcoming production of 1776 – The Musical. And, because he’s a grand fellow, he posted all about it on his blog. He shares some insights from cast members about the politics of the play, as well as the Public’s creative set design. Check out his post.
You can get a sense of the energy and flair of the show from this trailer as well, narrated by Ted Pappas.
Watch “Ted Pappas declares this video to be self-evident” on YouTube.
The founding of our nation comes to star-spangled life in this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. In 1776 you’ll see the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone of the same page – namely, the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Ted Pappas, theatrical fireworks will fill the O’Reilly Theater in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to the United States of America.
1776 – the Musical
O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater
January 24, 2013 – February 24, 2013
Find tickets and more info on the Pittsburgh Public Theater website.