We The People

We The People is a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promised to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today's youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.
 

Topics covered in WE THE PEOPLE include:

  • “The Road to Democracy” – The Founding Fathers sum up their history and how they created the American government.
  • “We the People” – A musical setting of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
  • “The First Amendment” – A review of the freedoms guaranteed by the first amendment to the United States constitution, as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights.
  • “We in the House” – A rap song describing the two legislative houses of Congress: The House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • “It’s My Air, Too” – Dawn learns about how a bill becomes a law (and the system of appeals) as she attempts to outlaw a classmate’s overuse of perfume.
  • “Dawn’s President Song” – Ben Franklin explains the process of getting elected to the highest office in the land.
  • “King of the Ring” – Explains in the context of a wrestling match, how the three branches of government work together via the system of checks and balances.
  • “We Got the Power” – Inspired by the Founding Fathers, Dawn knows she can get involved via volunteerism and activism and help to create a better United States of America. 

 

WE THE PEOPLE is directed by Gordon Greenberg (Happy Days: The Musical, Theatreworks USA’s The Mystery of King Tut) with choreography by Michele Lynch (The Coast of Utopia on Broadway).    Contributing songwriters include some of the brightest up-and-coming musical theatre writers in New York, including Brad Alexander & Kevin Del Aguila; Eli Bolin & Sam Forman; Joe Iconis; Tommy Newman, Ryan Scott Oliver; Adam Overett; Erik Weiner, Mark Weiner & Jordan Allen-Dutton.The book for the show was written by Joe Iconis (The Plant ThatAte Dirty Socks). The production team includes Adam Koch’s scenic design, and costumes by Lora LaVon (Junie B. Jones). This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 7 and up.

 
Grades 4-8
 
Study Guide
http://www.kirbycenter.org/Media/files/studyguide_1161.pdf

Event Details

Showtime(s)

Oct 4, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Doors open at 8:30 AM

Ticket Prices

FREE

Tickets Go On Sale

Jun 15, 2018

Additional Details:

All reservation numbers are final.