The musical finds our seventh President cast as a petulant teenage rock star, following him from the campaign trail all the way through the White House. Jackson captures the Presidency as a born and bred American with a message that resonates with and galvanizes the common people, as opposed to the ruling class that preceded him. Ascending from his hard-scrabble upbringing, he finds himself in the Oval Office and discovers that campaigning is easy, but governing is hard. This musical explores how our great democratic experiment works and helps us realize how the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The Warehouse's Producing Artistic Director Mike Sablone shepherded the musical from first draft through three productions up to Broadway in 2010, winning a Drama Desk award and receiving multiple Tony Award nominations. Sablone says, "I'm shocked at how the show and production feels even more relevant today than when it was developed, especially given that it was written ten years ago. It's eerily prescient and incredibly timely."
Andrew Scoville, assistant director for the Broadway run, is directing the production in Greenville. Benjamin Taylor Davis will make his third appearance at The Warehouse(Spring Awakening, Urinetown the Musical) in the title role. Other members of the cast include Aaron Brakefield (The Rocky Horror Show, Uncle Vanya), Crystal Stewart (Othello, Avenue Q), Drew Whitley (Spring Awakening, Urinetown the Musical), Kaylee Willis (Urinetown the Musical), K. Ray Jones (Spring Awakening), Parker Byun (Spring Awakening), Jennifer Webb (Clybourne Park, All My Sons) with Emily Grove, Jonah Bishop-Pironne, Sarah Adams, Bretteney Beverly, and Skye Passmore each making their Warehouse Theatre debut.
Tickets are $40 for General Admission, $45 for Reserved Seating, and $65 for Premium Immersive Seats which are positioned in the middle of the stage floor offering the most intimate musical experience possible plus accompanying swag. Tickets can be purchased at www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948.
The Warehouse's usual discount ticketing programs apply for this show with I Pay What I Can on Sunday, June 10th at 3:00pm and Blue Star Theatre discounts for veterans and active military applying throughout the run.
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