Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement. Directed by Michael Bello (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.
conceived by Michael Bello and Jessica Kahkoska
featuring songs by: Ari Afsar, Preston Max Allen, Simone Allen, Dr. Dawn Avery, Nick Blaemire, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Elliah Heifetz, Anna K. Jacobs, Naomi Matlow & Teresa Lotz, Madeline Myers, Ronvé O’Daniel & Jevares Myrick, Rona Siddiqui, Mark Sonnenblick, Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott, Ben Wexler and Zack Zadek
directed by Michael Bello
letter curation and dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska
music supervision by Patrick Sulken
at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage
BTG’s Stockbridge Campus, 83 East Main Street
Previews: Thursday, June 18 at 7pm and Friday, June 19 at 8pm
Opening/Press Night: Saturday, June 20
Closes: Saturday, July 18 at 8pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: A: $66 *Special note: There will be a $10 ticket increase for café seating, which includes full table service.
Sponsored by: Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Shubert Foundation