1776

Hilliard Arts Council is proud to present the next production in our 2022 season: 1776.

This Tony award winning musical will feature the efforts of 30 talented actors from the greater Columbus area, including well known and long-standing member of the Columbus theatre community, Bill Goldsmith playing the part of John Adams.  The show, will be presented at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center on Friday April 22  at 8:00 pm, Saturday April 23  at 8:00 pm, Sunday April 24 at 3:00 pm, Friday April 29 at 8:00 pm, Saturday April 30 at 8:00 PM and Sunday May 1 at 3:00pm.  TIckets are $18 for adult tickets, $15 for seniors (60 and over) and $10 for students (through college).  A group rate is available for purchases of 10 or more for a single performance at $12 per ticket). Custom group packages can be arranged by contacting info@hilliardarts.org or calling 888 980 2787.

The musical 1776 finds John Adams attempting to cajole and bully his fellow members of the Continental Congress to create and sign the Declaration of Independence and vote for a separation from English tyranny. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of this newfound freedom? 1776   The musical, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, premiered on Broadway in 1969 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In 1972, it was also made into a film adaptation,

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