The Nashville professional premiere of the award-winning rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is this Friday at Street Theatre Company. The second production of their 2014 season runs March 14-23.
The cast features Geoff Davin (who has shown his great musical chops in appearances at Boiler Room Theatre and Studio Tenn and also acted at Tennessee Repertory Theatre) as Andrew Jackson and Savannah Garnick (making her Nashville debut but with an already impressive list of pro credits elsewhere) as Rachel, as well as a cast of over fifteen talented area actors including Jordan Tutor and LaDarra Jackel with direction by Jason Tucker and musical direction by Rollie Mains.
After opening in Los Angeles in 2008, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson transferred to Off-Broadway and Broadway winning the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2010 for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. The show is a comedic Wild West-flavored tunefest that redefines America’s seventh President (also known as “Old Hickory”) as an Emo rock star and focuses on populism, the Indian Removal Act and his relationship with his wife Rachel. “[E]ntertaining and perceptive,” (The New York Times) this funny and witty new musical will be sure to bring out the history buff in everyone. This theatrical experience is strictly for adults, though, due to mature content and explicit language.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson runs March 14-23 with tickets ranging from $18 to $24 plus a pay-what-you-can option on every Sunday show. For more information on this professional company visit www.streettheatrecompany.org; click here to purchase tickets. And click here to check out their blog. Performances are at the troupe’s 1933 Elm Hill Pike facility that lies near Briley Parkway. Their phone number is (615) 554-7414.