Near West Theatre
Community Theatre

Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards

Show Description:
Long before Hamilton, there was 1776! It’s a long, hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted and quarrelsome assemblage, at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain. The nation is on the brink of revolution – if only our founding fathers can agree to sign the declaration! American history blazes to vivid life in this unconventional hit musical, revealing the humor and humanity behind these national icons determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. In our modern re-shaping of this hit show, and in the spirit of our mission, casting of characters will be open to all genders, races and ethnicities.

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Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

May 3 - May 19


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays (No performance 5/5)

$8-$10 General Admission, $25 Reserved Seating

(216) 961-6391
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Near West Theatre
6702 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

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