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The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present  the Tony Award-winning musical “1776,” March 18-April 3.

The show, a musical version of events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards.

A spirited tale of the trials and tribulations faced by John Adams in his quest to get the historic document signed by members of America’s 13 original colonies, the show was hailed by critics during its initial Broadway run.

Originally opening on March 13, 1969, “1776” ran for more than 1,200 performances before the lights went down in February 1972.

The show took home the Tony award for Best Musical in 1969. A 1997 revival of 1776 was also nominated for the Tony in the Best Musical category.

The Lakewood cast includes Travis Risner as John Adams, Wes Munsil as Benjamin Franklin, Eric Crawford as Thomas Jefferson, Carolyn Lohr as Abigail Adams and Colby Reisinger as Martha Jefferson.

The production team includes Director and Choreographer Kelly Van Oosbree, Music Director Jordan Ortman and Costumer Susan Rahmsdorf-Terry. Set design is by Andrew Bates, with lighting design by Sean Mallory.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets start at $20 and are available by calling 303-987-7845 or by visiting Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.