Our 2018-2019 Season: Mainstage

book by Peter Stone

lyrics by Sherman Edwards

music by Sherman Edwards

Opening Night: May 17, 2019

Closing Night: June 8, 2019

It's the summer of 1776, and a fledgling nation is ready to declare independence… if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson 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.

Runtime with intermission is three hours; the first act runs 1:45 and the second act runs 0:45;.

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

NJ Footlights was nice enough to come review our production:

… "1776” is being impressively staged at the Barn Theatre in Montville. This is a robust, slightly bawdy, highly entertaining production that might more accurately been titled “The Birth of a Nation.”   The plot, of course, centers on John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress seated in Philadelphia to vote for independence from Great Britain and sign the Declaration of Independence thus establishing the new nation, “The United States of America.”   Director Roseann Ruggiero has assembled an outstanding cast of 24 men and two women, led by Joe Elefante with a star turn as John Adams and Michael Foley is superb as Benjamin Franklin. 

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