JEFFERSON - History Boy Theatre Co., a regional professional theater in Jefferson, will present the Midwest premier of the Broadway hit, "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson."
"It's a rock musical set in the 1820s," said Angie Pedersen, a member of the History Boy Theatre Co. "It depicts the life of Andrew Jackson. He was like America's first rock star. The people were so excited; they thought he was one of us, not an aristocrat.
"He was also part of one of the largest land grabs in history. So there's two ways to look at him. He's one of our most famous presidents; he's on the $20 bill. He's infamous as well, because of the Trail of Tears - the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans, where thousands died."
The show is more like a rock concert than a musical, Pedersen said, and features a live rock band on stage.
Performances will be June 8-10 and June 15-17 and will be held at RVP~1875, 115 S. Wilson, Jefferson. Friday and Saturday performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees for 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12.50 and are available now at RVP~1875.
Tickets can also be purchased via credit card by calling 370-4306. There is a $1 processing fee per ticket.
"Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" stars Robby Pedersen as Andrew Jackson, and features Jenny Wailes, of Bagley; Ben Parrott, of Carroll; Dion Andrews, of Ames; Darren Jackson, of Grand Junction; Parker Willis, of Jefferson; Rob Hoyt, of Scranton; Laura Comito, of Carroll; Parker Lehman, of Paton; Molly Nelson, of Jefferson; Emily Hoyt, of Scranton; and Angie Pedersen, of Jefferson.
The show also features the rock band, Kick, consisting of Jake Kemble, Adam Dooley and Kyle Kennedy.