1776

This Tony Award winning musical presents a rollicking, yet spellbinding, story of how America’s Continental Congress chose independence against all odds.  The tenacious John Adams and charming Benjamin Franklin coerce a reluctant Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as they try to persuade the American colonies to support the resolution.  Even as depressing messages sent by George Washington describe military disasters, wealthy landowners and slaveholders conspire to block independence. American liberty hangs by a thread.

Director: Ginny Spaven.  Assistant Director: Kathy Murdoch

Cast:

Delegate Colony Actor

John Adams

Massachusetts

Travis Russell

Roger Sherman

Connecticut

Marshall Pendergrass

Col. Thomas McKean

Delaware

Jim Mitchell

Caesar Rodney

Delaware

Ron Robertson

George Read

Delaware

Lance Rediger

Dr. Josiah Bartlett

New Hampshire

*John Hunter*

Rev. Johnathan Witherspoon

New Jersey

Paul Lenihan

Robert Livingston

New York

Tony Roberts

Lewis Morris

New York

Kevin Cohenour

Stephen Hopkins

Rhode Island

Jim Hougnan

Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Pennsylvania

Jeff Nelp

Judge James Wilson

Pennsylvania

Ray Jantzen

John Dickinson

Pennsylvania

M.A. Smith

Thomas Jefferson

Virginia

Ned Bosworth

Richard Henry Lee

Virginia

Dave Olson

Edward Rutledge

South Carolina

Dalyn Pearson

Joseph Hewes

North Carolina

*Rog Coman*

Dr. Lyman Hall

Georgia

Jim Frank

Samuel Chase

Maryland

Gary Hokit

John Hancock

President of 2nd Continental Congress

Peter Ambrose

Charles Thomson

Secretary of Congress

Nick Hoppner

Character Position Actor
Martha Jefferson’s Wife Diana Atha
Abigail Adam’s Wife Lisa Rediger
Andrew McNair Congressional Custodian Bill Bottomly
Samuel Courier Jordan Rediger
Jeremiah Leather Apron Kody Bradshaw