The REP Rocks Out With a Historic Twist
Orlando, FL (October 10, 2016) – Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) presents Rock The Presidents (October 10 – November 13, 2016), just in time for election season. This production is presented by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs and supporting sponsor Walt Disney World.
Rock The Presidents is a high-octane musical revue spanning the entire history of the American presidency – from George Washington to Barack Obama, while looking ahead to the future! The men who rose to the highest office in the land are brought to life through all-new original songs in a variety of genres: rock, hip-hop, blues, pop, jazz, reggae, country, and more! Audiences young and old alike may learn something new about our Presidents, and perhaps see something of themselves reflected in the stories on stage.
“I was very excited about the 2016 election and I knew that we would do a show about American history, politics, or the Presidents”, says The REP’s Artistic Director Jeff Revels. “The children in our lives are well attuned to the election of our Commanders-in-Chief, and are really intrigued by the process. This show is about the 43 individuals who have held the office of President, but in the scope of the show, we see how our country as a people have traversed these past few centuries.”
Rock The Presidents is now playing Saturdays and Sundays from October 10 through November 13, 2016 at 2pm and 5:30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students, seniors (55+), and members of the military with valid ID, and $14 for the youth (ages 3 to 17).
The REP also offers special performances of Rock The Presidents. There is an ASL performance, translated by an American Sign Language Interpreter, on Monday, October 31 at 10:30am. A Backstage Tour is offered on October 22 following the 5:30pm performance. Tickets are $5 per person and space is limited, so make sure you reserve your spot early in advance at the box office!
The cast stars Whitney Abell, Adam Ignacio, and Fredy Ruiz. Rock The Presidents is directed by Jeffrey M. Revels with choreography by Spencer Morrow, musical direction my Megan Tsurumaki, scenic design by Brian Dudkiewicz, costume design by Marcy Singhaus, lighting design by Ryan Mueller, sound design by Anthony Narciso, props design by Tara Kromer, and stage management by Linda Romanello and assistant stage manager Stephanie Elliott.
All performances of Rock The Presidents take place at Orlando Repertory Theatre, located at 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the Box Office. Please visit www.orlandorep.com or call 407-896-7365 for more information.
About Orlando Repertory Theatre | Creating Moments That Matter – The REP is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to productions, The REP conducts community engagement initiatives. The award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, The REP is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program. The REP is Florida’s only professional theatre for young audiences.