1776

1776
Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

1776 is a funny, insightful, and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book. It is an extremely flexible show that can be performed with characters as written or as a concert version

1776 STAGED CONCERT VERSION
The MTI Marquee provides a number of articles on unique staging and casting ideas for 1776 in order to make the show more produce-able in your theatre while remaining engaging to audience members. Of particular note is a Staged Concert Version of the show which allows for blind casting and minimal costumes.

Concert Selections for 1776

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • EGG, THE
    From
    SEVEN1776
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    4 min 8 sec
    Music by
    SHERMAN EDWARDS
    Lyrics by
    SHERMAN EDWARDS
    Orchestrated by
    EDDIE SAUTER
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Flute), Reed 3 (English Horn, Oboe), Reed 4 (Bassoon), 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets (Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, 3 Trombones, Harp, Harpsichord, 3 Percussion, (16) Violin), (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 4 Vocal Books.
  • HE PLAYS THE VIOLIN
    From
    SEVEN1776
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 3 sec
    Music by
    EDWARDS, SHERMAN
    Lyrics by
    EDWARDS, SHERMAN
    Orchestrated by
    SAUTER, EDDIE
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 2 Trumpet 1&2, Harp, 5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 3 Percussion, 1 Keyboard, 5 Piano Conductor Score
  • MAMA, LOOK SHARP
    From
    SEVEN1776
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    4 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 40 sec
    Music by
    EDWARDS, SHERMAN
    Lyrics by
    EDWARDS, SHERMAN
    Orchestrated by
    SAUTER, EDDIE
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 4, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Harpsicord, 3 Percussion(Snare drum, Triangle, Cymb, Big Bass drum), 2 Piano/Conductor, 4 Chorus books
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Questions & Answers

April 28, 2016

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I teach at a University with many more women than men, and a quite mixed racial background. I love 1776, but the number of Middle Aged men needed is about impossible for us. Is there anything in the agreement that prevents us from casting women in the male roles, or people of color in the roles? If there isn't, this is probably a strong contender for us next season.
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Can 1776 be mixed casting?
December 29, 2015

Related shows or resources: 1776
Perusal copy of 1776 was received on Dec-12. Has our account been cleared? Is anything due for late return?
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Have you received the perusal copy of 1776 from The Little Theatre of Walla Walla?
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December 29, 2015

Related shows or resources: 1776
Perusal copy of 1776 was received on Dec-12. Has our account been cleared? Is anything due for late return?
Answer this Question
Have you received the perusal copy of 1776 from The Little Theatre of Walla Walla?
This question has no answers