Civic Theatre's All-female Production of "1776" A Revolutionary Adventure

Sep 9, 2020

The biggest casting challenge, according to Beauchamp, was "the luxury to choose between so many amazing people, a problem that every director dreams of having."
Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

An all-female cast is presenting the musical 1776 to salute the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The show, a Civic Theatre production directed by Leslie Beauchamp, opens this Saturday at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.

Besides being a grand venue equal to the grand story being told, Leslie explains, the spacious outdoor structure provides a very safe and socially distanced platform for cast and audience, all of whom will be masked.

To get a sneak peek at what this will look and sound like, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with Beauchamp and Amy Ross, who plays the role of John Adams, to discuss the many facets of the show's significance.

Event Information:

Civic Theatre's all-female production of 1776
@Foellinger Outdoor Theatre in Franke Park, Fort Wayne
Saturday, September 12th through Sunday, September 20th

Find ticket information and a complete listing of show times at the Civic Theatre website.