"POPULISM, YEAH! YEAH!"
America's Founding Rock Star Hits Vegas!
Las Vegas City Life: "Bloody Good Fun!"
Las Vegas Weekly: "A Bloody Good Time one sexy barn burner of a show.
Review Journal: "Onyx Musical Dead On!"
Table 8 Productions in association with Off Strip Productions presents the Vegas Premiere of the Broadway rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, with book by Alex Timbers and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. The limited run begins Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Onyx Theatre in Commercial Center and plays through September 28. The production is directed by Troy Heard with musical direction by Sandy Stein and choreography by Christian Escobar.
An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his tumultuous days as Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him our leader? What if he wears tight, tight jeans?
"Jackson was our first truly divisive president," says director Heard. "He instituted a new democratic government - power by the people - and expanded our geographic boundaries. But he also committed wholesale slaughter of Native Americans and is often called the American Hitler. What better way to explore him than through a satirical rock musical?"
"We see parts of Jackson, both good and bad, in our government today. He's definitely George W. in front of the 'Mission Accomplished' banner. But his populist leaning is seen in Shepard Fairey's Obama/HOPE poster and the first term campaign. Now there may be a little AJ peeking through the NSA scandal. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a cracked mirror held up to every administration. It's like a comedic Schoolhouse Rock on a whiskey bender."
Showtimes: September 19-21, 26-28 at 8pm; September 22 at 2pm