Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone’s 1776 opened in 1969 — a Great White Way neighbor of counterculture icons like Hair and Oh! Calcutta! — and has had its own cult following ever since.
In this production, Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s casting crosses racial and gender lines, which will enable some stellar performers to portray white male historical figures. Among the cast is Rana Roman as John Hancock, Marti Gobel as Dr. Lyman Hall and Nathaniel Stampley as Thomas Jefferson.
For one night only, you’ll want to be in the room where it happens.
May 23. Turner Hall Ballroom. milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.