Arts and Theatre

Ford’s Theatre Presents World Premiere: Liberty Smith

liberty smith at fords theatreFord’s Theatre presents the world premiere of Liberty Smith, a madcap musical romp through Revolutionary America based on an original story by Marc Madnick and Eric R. Cohen, with music by Michael Weiner, lyrics by Adam Abraham and book by Madnick, Cohen and Abraham. Directed by Matt August, the production plays March 23 though May 21, 2011. This whimsical take on American history follows an imaginary founding father, Liberty Smith, on an ambitious quest to free the Colonies in hopes of winning a young girl’s heart. The production features Geoff Packard in the title role, Kelly Karbacz as Betsy Ross’ niece Emily Andrews, Gregory Maheu as George Washington, Christopher Bloch as Benjamin Franklin, Donna Migliaccio as Betsy Ross and Richard Pelzman as Paul Revere. Additional casting includes Matthew A. Anderson, Michael Bunce, Drew Eshelman, James Konicek, Gia Mora, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Bobby Smith, Lauren Williams and Harry A. Winter.

A childhood friend of George Washington, apprentice to Benjamin Franklin and linked to Paul Revere’s remarkable ride, the elusive Liberty Smith weaves his way through familiar tales of a young nation. Rife with melody and blazing with adventure, “Liberty Smith” recalls the lush heyday of the American musical. Experience the birth of America through the eyes of our “forgotten” founding father: Liberty Smith.

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