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UTAH DEBUT OF “BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON” AT SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY
“And we’re gonna take this country back for people like us, who don’t just think about things.”
Salt Lake Acting Company is excited to present the regional premiere of this Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award-winning comedic
Wild West rock musical to Utah, direct from Broadway. With music and lyrics written by Michael Friedman, book by Alex Timbers and
directed by Keven Myhre, the show opens Wednesday, October 10th and runs through Sunday, November 4, 2012.
This is not your history teacher’s version of a president – it is a raucous, funny, sexy, musical satire that The New York Times declares as
“The most entertaining and most perceptive political theater of the season.” BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is an exhilarating,
outrageous look at one of America’s most controversial historical figures, from his humble beginnings in the hills of Tennessee through
his maverick rise to become the nation’s most powerful rock star: President of the United States.
In the midst of the political fervor this election season, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is a call back to a simpler time in
American political discourse when you could really say what you thought about another candidate. Mud-slinging? Heck, these guys
were shooting bullets at each other—and “the natives”! This production deals with sensitive topics from population control to populism,
a mirror for today’s current campaign talking points with a dash of sex appeal.
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will be the first show under a new collaboration with local Utah Universities. The University
Professional Theatre Program will give young theatre artists the opportunity to perform at a professional theatre company in preparation
for successful acting careers. SLAC will mentor and nurture students as they are given the chance to audition, rehearse, and perform in a
professional atmosphere, expanding their talent to the highest standard as performers. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON will
feature ten university actors from the University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Weber State University who will have the chance
to work alongside two equity actors, J.C. Ernst, U of U graduate and Annette Wright. SLAC is delighted to feature these students and enrich
the University’s departments, students and the theatre community as a whole.
For tickets call 801-363-SLAC, visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org, or come to the box office at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.
Student, Under 30, Senior and Group discounts available.
SLAC PRODUCTION BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
BOOK Alex Timbers
MUSIC & LYRICS Michael Friedman
DIRECTOR Keven Myhre
MUSICAL DIRECTOR/ARRANGER David Evanoff
CHOREOGRAPHER Cynthia Fleming
CAST J.C. Ernst, Annette Wright, Jaron D. Barney, Jeffrey Black, Elena Dern, Connor Johnson,
Jessica Kennedy, Patrick Kintz, Connor Norton, Chase Ramsey, Daniel Romero, Aaron Ross
SET DESIGN Keven Myhre
COSTUME DESIGN Brenda Van Der Wiel
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER Kevin Alberts
LIGHTING DESIGN James M. Craig
SOUND DESIGN Josh Martin
DIALECT COACH Adrianne Moore
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Janice Jenson
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Penny Pendleton
BAND LEADER David Evanoff
GUITARIST Nick Fleming
BASSIST Adam Overacker
DRUMMER Van Christensen
DATES Previews: October 10 and 11, 2012
Press Opening: October 12, 2012
Closes: November 4, 2012
TIMES Previews:Wed & Thurs- 7:30 p.m.
Regular: Wed – Sat- 7:30 p.m.
Sun- 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c) in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community
of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable
Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a STP Actors Equity Association contract. SLAC is a Constituent Member
of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.
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