poster for Bloody Bloody Andrew JacksonTHEATRE PROGRAM OFFERS WILD AND IRREVERENT MUSICAL

The Theatre Program of the University at Albany’s Department of Music and Theatre is pleased to present Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, an emo-rock musical that takes audiences through the life of America’s seventh president and comically examines American politics,at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus from March 2-5, 2016.  Show times are Wednesday through Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm.

With music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an audacious mix of historical fact and fiction.  It recreates and reinvents the life of Andrew Jackson from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to becoming our first populist president. The show satirizes America’s original maverick president who kicked British butt, shafted the native inhabitants and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.

“We are excited to present this incredibly timely musical to the Capital Region. As the election season explodes across the country, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson satirizes politics and the fluidity of truth in the political system,” says director Chad Larabee.  “This musical is sure to thrill, shock and offend audiences, as fact and fiction converge in the rise of our Andrew Jackson, and our country’s horrific treatment of Native Americans.”

Alec Lewis will star in the role of Andrew Jackson. He is joined by fellow UAlbany actors Johan Buchen, Alexei Candreva, Devon Chacho, Robert Dalton, Tyiesha DeJesus, Sean Dolnick, Caity Gallagher, Katherine Kulikowski, Ellen Liebenthal, Jon Moore, Cameron Rivers, Kaelyn Wood and Serena Zajac. The creative team includes Marcus Schlegel (music director), Andi Lyons (scenic & light design) and Anne Croteau (costume design).

The UAlbany production is being staged with support from The John Orser ’55 Theatrical Endowment and University Auxiliary Services.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students, seniors and UAlbany faculty-staff.  For reservations and further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.

 

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