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  1776 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts


La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada

If Hamilton's mix of hummable tunes and fascinating history has left you itching to learn more about our nation's founding, then this Tony-winning Revolutionary musical drama just might be the ticket. 1776 takes you behind the scenes of the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence, as John Adams tried to persuade his fellow forefathers to vote for freedom from British rule. Also making appearances are colonial superstars like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock and Abigail Adams, along with a variety of crabby drunks, befuddled secretaries and assorted sycophants who also populate the proceedings. Pairing a funny, insightful story with a striking score, 1776 is a triumphant celebration of the American spirit that'll stir romance, comedy and conflict into a musical melting pot at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Thru - Feb 3, 2019

Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $60

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 562-944-9801

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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Having seen the musical HAMILTON when it was in Los Angeles, like many others I learned more important details about the founding fathers while watching it than I felt I had ever learned in school. Lin-Manuel Miranda who created that uber-successful musical in 2015, has said that 1776 THE MUSICAL, written in 1969 during another time of political and social unrest in the United States, has "one of the best books-if not the best-ever written for musical theatre." And now I can say I certainly agree with him."
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Shari Barrett

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...1776 remains highly recommended, especially to those parched individuals who need to be slaked from America's current dearth of inspiration. If you are feeling downtrodden about our current political climate (and who isn't?), bolt for the La Mirada Theatre and see why Vietnam-era audiences lapped up 1776: you will find that remarkably little has changed in politics (we were in the midst of another government shutdown when 1776 played A.C.T. in S.F. in 2013). The difference back then was that the colonials put their lives on the dotted line, got something done, and changed history in the process."
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Tony Frankel

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...American history comes stirringly alive in Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, turning audiences at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts into flies on the walls of the Continental Congress of 1776 as our country's Founding Fathers wrangle over the question of Independence."
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Steven Stanley

Showmag - Highly Recommended

"...The 1969 Tony-award winning musical about the birth of our nation is brought brilliantly to life at La Mirada Theater under the direction of Glenn Casale. While some might wonder whether the revival of the Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone show would be dated, have no fear. This production is not only lively and engaging, it rings throughout with contemporary echoes as our democracy faces perilous times."
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Hoyt Hilsman

Bucking Trends - Highly Recommended

"...Every whit as worthy of the center-stage spot-light are Shon LeBlanc's incredible era-defining Costume Designs-each one dazzling in and of themselves! Especially memorable are "Martha Jefferson's" pastel gown worn for "He Plays The Violin", which comes complete with panniers (or side hoops,) not to mention "Richard Henry Lee's" 'brazen' scarlet waste-coat with frilled cravat, and of course, "Ben Franklin's" slightly oversized frock-coat and knee-breaches (which just about all the gentlemen sport.) All of these are wonderfully complimented by EB Bohnk's correspondingly expert work on the hair and wigs (this was after all, a HUMONGOUS time for wigs-being worn by both women and men of a certain social status and fashion-ability!)"
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Leo Buck

Peoples World - Recommended

"...Now is your chance to "be in the room where it actually happened," Philadelphia's Independence Hall, in the stiflingly hot months from May 8 to July 4, 1776. Meet some of your favorite American Revolutionary figures, men such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and several others from the 13 colonies whose names may not drop trippingly off your tongue-and two women interpolated into the mise en scene for some vocal variety, Martha Jefferson and Abigail Adams."
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Eric A Gordon

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