1776

June 27 – July 3

First Muny production in 20 years!
The Original American Revolution Musical

With the American Revolution underway, a nation’s independence is ready to be claimed. The three-time Tony Award-winning 1776 sets ablaze the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence and illuminates the personalities, passions and compromises that created a nation. Featuring a telling score that includes “Sit Down, John,” “He Plays the Violin” and “Momma Look Sharp,” this Muny production will mesmerize, delight and inspire you.

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ROB RUGGIERO (Director)

is thrilled to be returning for The Muny’s 101st season. Last year, he directed Gypsy, as well as past productions of The Music ManOklahoma!Hello, Dolly!; South Pacific and The King and I. He has also directed many award-winning productions at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, including FolliesSunday in the Park with George and a recent production of Evita. Broadway: High and Looped. Off-Broadway he conceived and directed Make Me a Song (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Rob also recently directed Oliver!, his 11th collaboration with Goodspeed Musicals, with whom he also adapted and directed a new production of Show Boat.  He is the Producing Artistic Director for TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut.

JAMES MOORE (Music Director/Conductor)

The Muny: GypsyThe Music Man, Irving Berlin’s Holiday InnHello, Dolly!West Side StoryMeet Me In St. LouisThe Producers. Broadway: Miss SaigonOn the TownGigiFolliesSouth Pacific, RagtimeSteel Pier, Company. National tours: The ProducersKiss Me, KateCrazy for YouAnd the World Goes ‘Round. The Kennedy Center: Camelot starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Fair Lady starring Jonathan Pryce, Mame starring Christine Baranski. Concerts: National Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Santa Barbara Symphony. Mr. Moore serves as the music supervisor for the United States touring productions of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. Upcoming: Titanic (Broadway revival). Education: Master and Bachelor degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.