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Founding fathers, off the pedestal in theater production

Founding fathers, off the pedestal in theater production

"1776" is a very talkative musical. This isn't surprising, because it is about politicians. It isn't a liability, though, because these particular politicians are in Philadelphia debating the merits of breaking their colonial ties to Great Britain.

Watching this Broadway musical at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia amounts to a civics lesson that'll help you prep for the Fourth of July. Although a very long first act may prompt you to wonder if class will let out on time, it's worthwhile to track the conflicting opinions about independence in a colony-by-colony way. In that regard, you'll doubtless note that Maryland's Samuel Chase comes across as a less-than-inspirational...

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