Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Book by Alex Timbers
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Dates / Show Times:

Jan. 11—27, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 2pm 
Additional 2pm matinees on Saturdays Jan. 19 & 26

Parental discretion is advised, due to mature language and themes.

Summary:

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers – and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an onstage trio and an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?

Cast:

  • Andrew Jackson Brody Wurr
  • The Storyteller Alexis Harris
  • Calhoun / Andrew Sr. Jack Taylor
  • University President / Red Eagle Noah Manumaleuga
  • John Quincy Adams Jonah Fried
  • Messenger Cambria Cascio Maynard
  • Tour Guide Falin Ossipinsky
  • Cobbler Taylor Underwood
  • Van Buren / Keokuk Charlie Rabago
  • Lyncoya Gabriel Hager
  • Clay / Black Fox / Florida Man Christian Bader
  • Toula Alyssa Armstrong
  • Rachel / Florida Woman Savoy Antoinette
  • Elizabeth / Erica Bethany Novotny
  • Monroe Noah Lanouette
  • Naomi Ali Giordano
  • Announcer Josie Wright

Production Team:

  • Director Kenny Grossman
  • Musical Director Tristan Peterson-Steinhart
  • Choreographer Tina Caspary
  • Scenic & Media Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Samantha Utpadel
  • Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Hair & Makeup Design Angel DeMichael
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman

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Awards & Recognitions for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

2018-2019 National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production (Won)
  • Artist of the Year: (Won for multiple performances including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) Bethany Novotny
  • Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: (Won) Brody Wurr
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division): (Won) Charlie Rabago
  • Outstanding Choreography: (Won) Tina Caspary
  • Outstanding Sound Design: (for Body of Work, including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) Josh Hontz
  • Outstanding Musical Direction: (Won) Tristan Peterson-Steinart
  • Outstanding Direction: (Won) Kenny Grossman
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance (College Division): (Nominated) Savoy Antoinette and Alixandra Giordano
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: (Nominated) Christian Bader, Jonah Fried, Alexis Harris, and Jack Taylor
  • Outstanding Ensemble (Nominated)
  • Outstanding Costume Design: (Nominated) Samantha Utpadel
  • Outstanding Lighting Design: (Nominated) Josh Hontz
  • Outstanding Set Design: (Nominated) Bobby Sample
  • Outstanding Hair/Makeup Design: (Nominated) Angel DeMichael

2018-2019 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence

“Zonis” to be announced Sep. 23 at the annual awards ceremony.

  • Best Overall Production – Youth Musical (Nominated)
  • Actor in a Major Role – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Brody Wurr
  • Actress in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Alexis Harris
  • Actor in a Supporting Role – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Christian Bader
  • Director – Youth Musical: (Nominated) Kenny Grossman
  • Musical Direction – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Tristan Peterson-Steinart
  • Choreography – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Tina Caspary
  • Lighting Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Josh Hontz
  • Fight Choreography – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Kenny Grossman
  • Media Design – Youth Theatre: (Nominated) Bobby Sample and Josh Hontz