Texas Tech University

School of Theatre & Dance to Host Performances of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'

David Gay

January 24, 2019

Performances will be hosted in the National Ranching Heritage Center beginning Feb. 4.

The Texas Tech University School of Theatre & Dance, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, will host "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" Feb. 4 - Feb. 10 at the National Ranching Heritage Center, located at 3121 Fourth St. Curtain times for the production are 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

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"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" is a blend of historical fact and fabrication that chronicles the rise of America's seventh president from his boyhood spent in the wild frontier to his time in the White House. Set in the early 19th century, the rock musical, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and book by Alex Timbers, explores Jackson's militaristic, populist and Native American policies that would forever change the landscape of the United States.

"I am thrilled to bring Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman's 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' to the Lubbock community with this cast and production team," said Lauren Carlton, director of the show and a master of fine arts student in theatre performance and pedagogy. "The show has biting satirical humor, historical conflation and a heaping dose of political incorrectness. It's a musical that doesn't just get its hands dirty. It leaps into the mud and thrashes about."

Tickets for the show are $15 for individuals and $5 for students with a valid student ID.  A limited number of free student rush tickets are available for Texas Tech students. More information is available at (806) 742-3603 or the school's website.