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Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388
November 16–December 22


Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards Book by Peter Stone

Previews November 13, 14, 15

A brilliant and visionary high-spirited musical that movingly and often hilariously captures the great galvanizing moment in the American Story: the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As it turns out, giving birth to the U.S. wasn’t exactly easy, but Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the other original revolutionaries were determined to bring this country into being. 1776 celebrates these proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty, and ultimately noble figures, who were determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation, against all the odds.


1776 Family Day
We hold these truths to be self evident...that all families should enjoy live theatre together.
Asolo Rep invites you to join us for Family Day at the theatre on December 1st! Join us for music, food and revelry begining at 1pm leading up to the 2pm performance of 1776! Plus, stick around after the show for a special Meet the Actors discussion with the cast!

4 tickets to the 2pm performance of 1776 FOR $50
(some restrictions apply)
For more info or to reserve tickets, contact the Box office at 941-351-8000


Reviews: Asolo Theatre's rousing '1776' puts a human face on history Founding Father Knows Best?

"Most likely one of the best productions of a musical by a professional company this season" – William S. Oser, 

“Brilliant…everything a theater lover could want” – Robyn E. Blumner, Tampa Bay Times

“A powerful show done in thrilling style” – Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“A Patriotic Powerhouse” – Wade Tatangelo, Bradenton Herald

“Witty, stirring and utterly riveting” – Paula Atwell, The Observer

“It is too good to miss!”  – William S. Oser,

“A thrilling and emotive experience” – Wade Tatangelo, Bradenton Herald

“Frank Galati has staged the production beautifully” – Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

“Comic, sweet and poignant” – Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune



1776 at Asolo Rep sizzle

Joey Panek on 1776

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