Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


Book by Alex Timbers
Music & lyrics by Michael Friedman

August, 2012



Matt Alarcon (James Monroe)
Emily Arkuss (Storyteller)
Sara Budnik (Elizabeth)
Stephanie Bull (Toula)
Steve Greene (Martin Van Buren)
Josh Hillinger (John Quincy Adams)
Kiré Horton (Rachel)
Jon Lee (Bandleader)
Joseph McMahon (John C. Calhoun)
Kelsey Schulte (Naomi/Ten Little Indians Soloist)
Caleb Mills Stewart (Henry Clay/ Black Fox)
Alex Syiek (Andrew Jackson)
David Valdes (Lyncoya)


 Director: Joanna Syiek
Assistant Director: Mitchell Webb
Stage Manager: Taylor Wilkerson
Prop/Set Design: Andrew Sanchez
Lighting Design: Taylor Wilkerson
Photography: Lyssa Samuel


 Musical Direction/Keyboard/Guitar: Jon Lee
Drums: Ryan Janke
Bass: Bryan Ricker
Guitar: Mike Wendland

This modern musical explores the title character’s life through the unconventional means of irreverently emotional, punk rock music.  Andrew Jackson kicks British butt, shafts the Indians and smacks down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States — who cares if he doesn’t have permission?  An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recreates and reinvents the life of “Old Hickory.

“Andrew Jackson, I am given to understand, was a patriot and a traitor. He was one of the greatest of generals, and wholly ignorant of the art of war. A writer brilliant, elegant, eloquent, without being able to compose a correct sentence, or spell words of four syllables. The first of statesmen, he never devised, he never framed a measure. He was the most candid of men, and was capable of the profoundest dissimulation. A most law-defying, law-obeying citizen. A stickler for discipline, he never hesitated to disobey his superior. A democratic autocrat. An urbane savage. An atrocious saint.”

–       Jackson’s first biographer, James Parton

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