We the People: America Rocks! OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
July 8, 2010
Closing:
August 13, 2010

Theater: Lucille Lortel Theatre / 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY, 10014

Synopsis: 

Rock out with America's original "boy band" -- The Founding Fathers! Join George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen.

On a quest to win her school election, Dawn cares more about padding her college applications than making her school a better place. With the help of these Fab Four, she discovers that "We the People" have the power to raise a patriotic ruckus and make a difference!

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF We the People: America Rocks!

    We the People: America Rocks!

    Sam Thielman

    July 16, 2010: We theatergoers live, apparently, in the age of rock-and-roll government, and New York kids' theater troupe Theaterworks USA's "We the People: America Rocks!" now does for Social Studies what Public Theater hit "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" did for American History 101. The hourlong tuner boasts an impressive complement of young composers and lyricists (notably Kevin del Aguila, lyricist on Theaterworks' killer "Click, Clack, Moo," and Joe Iconis) and some fine perfs, especially Abe Goldfarb's friendly goofball take on Benjamin Franklin.

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF We the People: America Rocks!

    History smells like Teen Spirit of '76

    Frank Scheck

    July 19, 2010: Civics lessons are rarely as much fun as the one offered in "We the People: America Rocks!" This summer's free musical for kids, courtesy of Theaterworks USA, features the Founding Fathers in a way you've never seen them before: as a rockin' boy band.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF We the People: America Rocks!

    We the People: America Rocks!

    David Sheward

    July 19, 2010: A civics lesson becomes a fun rock concert in “We the People: America Rocks!,” Theatreworks USA's free summer presentation for young audiences. Only an hour in length and sporting nine snappy tunes by a small army of songwriters, this lively show explains the democratic process, how laws are passed, and how the three branches of American government work.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF We the People: America Rocks!

    We the People: America Rocks!

    David Finkle

    July 19, 2010: Nowadays, more and more educators believe the way to hook youngsters on American history is through contemporary music and satire, and the rousingWe the People: America Rocks! -- which Theatreworks USA has brought to the Lucille Lortel Theatre for a summer run -- definitely does the trick.

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  • TALKIN' BROADWAY REVIEW OF We the People: America Rocks!

    We the People: America Rocks!

    Matthew Murray

    July 19, 2010: Schoolhouse Rock! proved over 30 years ago that essential facts about United States governance don’t have to be stultifying or (worse) tuneless. But today’s kids can be excused for thinking that its animation and melodies are a bit old-hat — if not downright incomprehensible. To fill the void, as well as its annual “free summer theatre” slot, TheatreWorks USA is presenting We the People!: America Rocks!, a heavy-metal civics lesson that stuffs a full year of social studies into one hectic, 1776–meets–Rock of Ages hour.

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