American Repertory Theater of WNY to Open 7th Season with BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, 9/19
The American Repertory Theater of WNY kicks-off the seventh season with the punk-rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at ART/WNY's new black-box space at 16 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY. Celebrating the start of Buffalo's theater season, this Curtain Up! production opens September 19th and runs to October 12th, 7:30 pm.
Featuring the talented cast of Artie award winning Steve Copps, Steve Sitzman (who's talent was seen in FLOYD COLLINS and the collaboration with Theatre Jugend, DEAD ENGLISH), Priscilla Young Anker (JESUS HATES ME and the upcoming SHINE), Renee Landrigan, Maura Nolan (JESUS HATES ME and the upcoming HATFUL OF RAIN), Hannah Sharp (DEAD ENGLISH), Steve Brachmann (DEAD ENGLISH), Matthew Mooney, Matthew Kindley (JESUS HATES ME), Leanne Troutman (FIRST LADY SUITE), Carolyn Lansom, Ian Rowlins, Chris Parada, Michael Wachowiak (upcoming production of SHINE), Rich Kraemer (FLOYD COLLINS), Sara Kow Falcone and Chris Andreana (FLOYD COLLINS).
BillyHorn (performing in the upcoming production SHINE) is Music Director for this ART/WNY's Curtain Up! Production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Known for his outstanding work on the Alt Theatre's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Billy, and assistant music director, Erin Brignone, will be joining artie-Award winning Director JeffreyCoyle (ART/WNY's FLOYD COLLINS).
This is the rock musical of the coming of age story of our seventh president and of theUnited States.
The world is changing and "the people's president" leads us through history with cowboys,Indians, politics and prostitutes and all the craziness that a rock musicalcould ever ask for. It's punk. It's rock. It's traditional. It's unorthodox. With song titles such as "Populism YeaYea", "Illness as Metaphor" and "Crisis Averted" it is apowerful show with many contemporary issues that will keep you screaming.
Highly acclaimed for its unorthodox story and staging BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACSON takes us from theTennessee hills during the late 18th century up to his legacy as our seventhpresident of the United States Some calling him our greatest president while others regard him as nothing more than a poor man's Hitler.
It premiered in January 2008 in Culver City and had its New York City opening in May 2009. Set now forits Western New York premiere (Yes. Another premiere by ART) it will be performed at ART's newly renovated black-box space in the intimate basement of the historic Ascension Church.
This being the first of the intimate surroundings of ART IN THE BOX (it's even below ground level) shows and a Curtain Up opening it will be a rock show that willmake even a church ghost dance and scream. So, pony up to the show and get ready to dance and scream and leave tapping your feet and singing a little "hoarse".
SHOWDATES: September 19th, 20th & 21st; September 26th, 27th & 28th; Oct. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.
SHOWTIME FOR ALL SHOWS: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Online General Admission; $12 Student/Military Veterans