September 6 – 22, 2019
Kephart Theatre


1776: The Musical

Book by Peter Stone, Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards

History with a twist

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. This gender and ethnically neutral production will show what our nation is truly all about.

Production sponsored by BANK VI
Orchestra & costumes co-sponsored by EDWARD JONES 
Orchestra & costumes co-sponsored by HERITAGE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC

John Hancock: Bob Jones
Josiah Bartlett: Lauren Bertram
John Adams: Vickee Spicer
Stephen Hopkins: Twila Schneiders
Roger Sherman:
Sylvia Kvacik
Lewis Morris: Gilda Alvarez
Robert Livingston: Loren Young
Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon: Chaz Coberly
Benjamin Franklin: Erin Gallion
John Dickinson: William R. Brown
James Wilson: Rachel Pearson
Caesar Rodney: Kellan Arpke
Col. Thomas McKean: Steve Stockham
George Read: John Ryberg
Samuel Chase: Elizabeth-Ali Schade
Richard Henry Lee: Eric Stockham
Thomas Jefferson: Ezekiel McGhee
Joseph Hewes: Ellen Fixsen
Edward Rutledge: Jill M. French
Dr. Lyman Hall: David Morris
Charles Thomson: Scott Price
Andrew McNair: Sandy Houltberg
Abigail Adams: Kat Shaft
Martha Jefferson: Zoe Rea
Courier: Joshua Cunningham
Leather Apron: Jessica Ferguson