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Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents “1776”

Earlier this week, we blogged about keeping the spirit of July 4th alive all summer long, but if you’re tired of burgers and hot dogs, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals can help you sing a different (but still as patriotic) tune. Fresh off the heels of their successful show, “Shrek: The Musical” their next show, “1776,” opens today and I couldn’t be more excited! I was once asked in a job interview to name a person, past or present, that I would like to have dinner with. Having just finished a biography on this particular founding father, I replied that I’d like to have a chat with John Adams. While that may not be possible, we can all see John Adams portrayed on stage with fellow founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they work diligently to craft the American Declaration of Independence amid the challenges they face.

Whether you’re a history buff or simply love a good musical, “1776” combines history with a bit of humor for an all-round spectacular performance that depicts the founding fathers as we imagine them to be. This month, pack a picnic, your lawn chair and some bug spray and watch the pages of your long-forgotten American history textbook come to life in the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Also, be sure to come hungry thanks to the newly expanded concession stand that is now available prior to and during the shows.

Event Details

Dates: July 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, 2015

Where: Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park
413 E. Broadway
Lubbock, Texas 79403

Cost: Ticket prices vary. For more info, call 806.770.2000 or visit

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