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1776, by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
Wet Fireworks
Monday, June 29, 2009
0.5
“1776” is such a great show, so well-written, with clever, witty and inspiring songs. The show deserves to be staged on a regular basis…but not like this. I hesitate to critique the show because it was such an amateurish effort and had the feel of a historical pageant staged by high school students for the local PTA meeting. It was completely bloodless, passionless and lifeless, everything that history and theater should NOT be.

An attractive set, impressive costumes and extravagant wigs helped the visual impact of the show. Then band was good. The singing was passable. But none of those things could offset the curious, almost robotic, characters on the stage. There was no character who seemed to understand the lines they were speaking or be listening to what others were saying.

Sorry, guys. I came hoping for a great show. One hates to be so harsh with a director and cast, but St. Mark is offering this show to the public at $20 a ticket, so you almost feel duty bound to warn others. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of July, keep looking. This isn’t it. If you have any interest in “1776”, buy the DVD.

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