Book by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Artistic Director Katy Helbacka
Come hear the true story of America's first political maverick, but leave the textbooks and bring some black eyeliner. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States – who cares if he didn't have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, this hysterical musical recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as Commander-in-Chief. 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?
With a driving rock score and smart, funny scenes stuffed with satire, this show is a bombastic blast of energy and attitude and one of the most original musicals ever written. Renegade is thrilled to close our 2013 season with a show that combines just about everything we’ve discovered we love about theater in the past 5 years; politics, comedy, rock and roll, murder, blood and sex.
“Hot and cool in one breath ... invigorating ... devastatingly insightful ... unconditionally of the moment.” – New York Times
Oct 31-Nov 2, 7-9, 14-16
All shows at 8pm