The Rock Musical as History Lesson
After directing Evil Dead: The Musical and Sweeney Todd in quick succession, Michael McKelvey has become known as “the blood guy” in the Austin theater community, though he never set out to earn that title. His latest directorial effort is Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which despite the title, features far less stage blood than Evil Dead or Sweeney Todd (there’s still a little, though).
The show, which is making its Texas premiere with this production, is part history lesson, part comedy, and part rock musical. It imagines our controversial seventh president as an emo rock figure, and despite the music and the humor and the mirror balls also manages to be pretty true to historic record. Despite serving as a stealthy history lesson, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson isn’t really for kids due to its large serving of profanity.
from Doctuh Mistuh Productions
at the Blue Theater, 916 Springdale Road
June 7 – July 1
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm