Late songwriter Sherman Edwards, who wrote the pop hit "See You in September," penned the score to the musical that features a book by Tony-winning playwright Peter Stone. The musical focuses on the heated debates during the second Continental Congress in Philadelphia leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sarah Crawford directed the concert staging of 1776 that runs Aug. 12-29.
The cast features Karen Errington as John Adams, Deb Bluford as Ben Franklin, Jessalyn Kincaid as Thomas Jefferson, Cheryl Weaver as John Dickinson, Julie Shaw as John Hancock, Sarah Kleeman as Abigail Adams, Lena Andrews as Robert Livingston, Allison Moody as Henry Lee, Vicky DeLaughder as Charles Thomson, Jill Szoo as Samuel Chase, Katie Karel as Edward Rutledge, Katie McCreary as Roger Sherman, Emily Harris as Andrew McNair, Eleanor Hill as Dr. Hall, Malena Marcase as Courier, Sarah Goeke as Rev. John Witherspoon, Emily Shackelford as Martha Jefferson, Diane Bulan as Caesar Rodney, Kristen Sullivan as James Wilson, Christina Burton as Joseph Hewes, Devon Roberts as George Read, Cathy Wood as Stephen Hopkins, Nicole Rockstad as Dr. Josiah Bartlett and Megan Alexander as Col. Thomas McKean.
Here is a look at the production:
All-Female 1776 in Kansas City
For tickets, priced $13-$27, phone (816) 842-9999 or visit MTHKC.com.