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Portland Civic Players ready stage for 1776, The Musical!

Rehearsals are well underway, and the Portland Civic Players cast and crew are eager to present you with Tony award winning 1776, the Musical! A humorous and incredibly entertaining telling of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence; a story of the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. Before Hamilton, there was 1776!

The part of John Adams is played by Clay Ramsey, Benjamin Franklin by Jonathan Bair, John Dickinson by Erin Hoard, Edward Ruthledge by Matt Thelen, Stephen Hopins by Kelly Ramsey, Thomas Jefferson by Antonius Watkins, and John Hancock by Chuck Dibean. Also appearing are Martha Jefferson, played by Tiffany Barron, Abigail Adams by Jessica Bigelow, Richard Henry Lee by Kent Bennett, Roger Sherman by Roger Miller, Andrew McNair by Rory Miller, Robert Livingston by Leon Miller, Samuel Chase by Christy Dibean, James Wilson by Kelly Frazee, George Read by Sophie Leik, Caesar Rodney by Pam Robinson, Charles Thompson by Joe Pung, Lewis Morris by Leon Miller, John Witherspoon by Grace Sutherland, Thomas McKean by Clayton Rice, Lyman Hall by Laurie Reeves, Josiah Bartlette by Evelyn Johnston, John Hewes by Tiffany Barron, Leather Apron by Wade Dibean, and Courier by Abigail Rice.

Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone, and music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, 1776, the Musical, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The PCP production is directed by Sara Pohl. Play dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 5- 7, and 12-14 at the Portland Community Theater, located at 231 Maple Street, Portland. Tickets go on sale starting October 18. You can call 517-647-4041 or visit for reservations. Please see our website, or follow Portland Civic Players on Facebook for more details!


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