About the Show
A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States – who cares if he didn’t have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators, Michael Friedman (Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude) and Alex Timbers (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Peter and the Starcatcher), cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today’s political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers – and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an onstage trio and an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot? With a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score, this wildly entertaining 90-minute show is perfect for comedic actors and singers, with minimal dancing required. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an actor-driven, rather than design-dependent, musical; it encourages breaking the fourth wall, audience participation and rocking out!
January 25, 26, 27, & 28; & February 1, 2, 3, & 4, 2018
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows start at 7:30. Doors will open at 6:30 and the house opens at 7:00. Guests with will call tickets should pick up tickets by 7:15. Will call tickets may not be held after 7:15.
Sunday shows start at 2:00. Doors will open at 1:00 and the house opens at 1:30. Guests with will call tickets should pick up tickets by 1:45. Will call tickets may not be held after 1:45.
Tickets are on sale 12/11/17 01:00AM. For the best seats please use our online ticket system, you may select the seats you want and purchase them through the secure website. Online tickets are printed and held at the box office for each performance, alternately tickets may be printed at home.
If you prefer to call and reserve tickets on will call you may call (618) 537-4962 starting Monday 12/11/17 01:00AM. Please listen to the recorded message to ensure you provide all the necessary information to reserve your tickets. The Looking Glass Playhouse will not return calls for tickets unless you specifically ask us to. Additionally it may take up to a week to return a call, we apologize for any inconvenience.
If you are a season ticket holder and need to exchange you tickets please call (618) 537-4962 starting Monday 12/11/17 01:00AM. Please listen to the recorded message to ensure you provide all the necessary information to reserve your tickets. The Looking Glass Playhouse will not return calls for tickets unless you specifically ask us to. Additionally it may take up to a week to return a call, we apologize for any inconvenience.
Ticket prices may be found on the ticket page.
By the way, the best seats in the house for “A Christmas Carol” are those onstage! It is a great “beginning theater” experience for children and families with a minimal commitment of rehearsal time. Find out more!