June 2016

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence…if only our founding fathers can agree to do it!

1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

NY Theatre Guide
Syracuse New Times
Eagle Bulletin


John Hancock, President – Jim Magnarelli
Charles Thompson, Secretary – Nic MacLane
Roger Sherman – Robert G. Searle
William Williams – Sam Carafa
Charles McKean – Christopher James Lupia
George Read – Harlow Kisselstein
Caesar Rodney – Keith Arlington
Dr. Lyman Hall – Aidan Yazell
Joseph Alexander – Jordan Twiss
Samuel Chase – Jim Shults
John Adams – Bob Brown
Dr. Josiah Bartlett – David Hitchcock
Rev. Jonathan Weatherspoon – Simon Moody
Lewis Morris – Bernard Ment
Robert Livingston – Jake Ellison
Joseph Hewes – Patrick Carman
William Hooper – Thomas Montague
John Dickinson – Steve Gamba
Benjamin Franklin – Greg J. Hipius
Judge James Wilson – Steve Rowlands
Steven Hopkins – Justin Polly
Edward Rutledge – Eric Feldstein
Thomas Jefferson – Liam Fitzpatrick
Richard Henry Lee – Daniel Bostick
Andrew Mcnair, Custodian – Christopher James
Military Courier – Jesse Navagh
Leather Apron – Collin Dean
Abigail Adams – Cathleen O’Brien Brown
Martha Jefferson – Kasey Marie McHale


Director – Dustin M. Czarny
Music Director – Abel Searor
Costumer – Harlow Kisselstein
Choreography – Kasey McHale
Stage Management – Lizzy Allers