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The Barn's season opens with 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson'

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The Barn Players present the controversial rock musical, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Feb. 28-March 16 at their theater in Mission, KS as the premier show of their 59th consecutive season.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, an award winning rock musical brings to the forefront the main character and the issue of his appropriate place in American history. Was he wonderful or was he a scallywag? Was he a hero or was he a dictator? How should he be remembered as his Populist party grew into favor and later fell into disillusionment?

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a mix of reality and fiction with an infectious rock music score, recreates and reinvents the life of our seventh President, Andrew Jackson, known as “Old Hickory,” who was termed America’s first political maverick, a spokesman from The Barn Players said. Jackson’s humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as President of the United States, his political problems, problems with the American Indians, and his relationship with his wife Rachel - all play into the political landscape of the show.

The cast features the talents of: Matt Pierce, Beth Benedict, Fran Kapono, Kristen Altoro, Wil Andrews-Weiss, Sarah Bodle, Andrew Brown, Anne Haines, Gabe Lasley, Jake Leet, Katie Pugh, Brian Shortess, Tracy Van Unen, James Wearing, and Alyssa Winters.

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson will be directed and choreographed by Guy Gardner, from a book written by Alex Timbers and music/lyrics from Michael Friedman. James Levy serves as musical director for the show.

Times are as follows: Friday evenings Feb. 28, March 7 and 14 at 7:30p.m.; Saturday evenings March 1, March 8 and March 15 at 7:30p.m.; and Sunday matinees March 2, March 9 and March 16 at 2p.m.

For more information contact The Barn Players, 6219 Martway in Mission, Kansas at their website: www.thebarnplayers.org or call the Box office: 913.432.9100.

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