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Our 2018-2019 Season: Mainstage

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Book by Peter Stone, Music by Sherman Edwards, Lyrics by Sherman Edwards

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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Opening Night: Friday, May 17, 2019 - Closing Night: Saturday, June 8, 2019

All Tickets: $25


George ReadThomas Barca
John HancockBrad Bebout
Andrew McNairRoy Bogert
Col Thomas McKeanJim Coakley
Leather ApronMichael Daly
Thomas JeffersonTim Daniels
Richard Henry LeeJeff Dopson
Abigail AdamsD'Angelique Dopson
John AdamsJoe Elefante
John DickinsonBrian Eller
Dr. Lyman HallDon Flynn
Benjamin FranklinMichael Foley
Lewis MorrisMichael Foster
The CourierRonan Green
Stephen HopkinsJim Hammill
Robert LivingstonCory Herbert
James WilsonClinton L. Scott
Dr Josiah BartlettAdam Mahonchak
Caesar RodneyDave McDonald
Joseph HewesDonald Pauselius
Martha JeffersonAdelaide Prekopa
Rev John WitherspoonLawrence Sanders
Samuel ChaseRobert Scarpone
Edward RutledgeGabe Weiss
Roger ShermanLarry Wilbur
Charles ThompsonJared Zak

Production Staff

DirectorRoseann Ruggiero
Musical DirectorTracy Lee Witko
ProducerGeraldine Baillod
Carla Kendall
Stage ManagerGeraldine Baillod
Susan Hagen
Set DesignGreg Moran
Set Construction-CrewThomas Barca
Tim Daniels
Larry D'Oench
Brian Eller
Michael Foley
Eric Iannacone
John Kendall
John Koller
Rich Maloy
John Misiewicz
Donald Pauselius
Bill Purdy
Roseann Ruggiero
Gabe Weiss
Stage CrewDaniel Schopper
Set DecorAnette Angelini
Camille DiLorenzo
Scenic ArtistAnette Angelini
Painting CrewGeraldine Baillod
Camille DiLorenzo
Susan Hagen
Carla Kendall
Pam Misiewicz
Alice Regan Moynahan
Roseann Ruggiero
Lighting DesignCheryl Wilbur
Lights / Sound OperationMarie Bogert
Jack Ferentinos
Alli Hartley-Kong
Shawna Lagan
Claire McDonald
Ron Mulligan
Chris Reynolds
Sound DesignLarry Wilbur
PropsCamille DiLorenzo
Props-CrewAlli Hartley-Kong
CostumesScaramouche Costumes
Janice Schopper
Costumes-CrewMaddie Barkocy
Make-Up / HairPearl Hart
Wig ConsultantNatacha Moreno
Make-Up / HairChristine Morgan
Make-Up / Hair CrewNatacha Moreno
Jessica Phelan
PhotographyJoe Gigli
Tom Schopper
Program CoverJanine Wentz