High Mowing stages the musical “1776” this weekend

John Adams is trying to convince his colleagues in the Continental Congress that the time has come for independence, but not everyone is ready to listen. See how it all plays out at High Mowing School’s spring musical, “1776,” tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pine Hill Waldorf School auditorium on Abbot Hill Road.

“1776” premiered on Broadway in 1969, and ran for 1,217 performances. With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone, the show was nominated for five Tony awards and won three, including the Tony for Best Musical.

Directed by Dale Coye, High Mowing’s production features high school actors and singers from around the country and across the globe.

Coye, an experienced director, author and teacher, most recently directed the Raylynmor Opera Company’s productions of “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Mikado” in Keene.

Full of wonderful songs and colorful characters, “1776” brings history to life through songs, political intrigue and a knowing and entertaining look at the political and personal relationships of the day.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and will be available at the door. High Mowing School is a Waldorf high school for day and boarding students.

Call 654-2391 or visit www.highmowing.org for more information.

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