UPDATE: Review by Cate Blouke for the Statesman's Austin360 Seeing Things blog, June 12
UPDATE: Robert Faires includes Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson in his reflections on learning while at the theatre, Austin Chronicle, June 14
UPDATE: Comments by Rebekah Adams at the site www.askmissa.com, June 15 (393 words)
UPDATE: Review by Jillian Owens for the Austin Chronicle, June 21
Doctuh Mistuh Productions
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (a rock musical)
June 7 - July 1, Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
special performances on Wed., June 27 at 7:30 pm & Friday, June 29 at 11 pm
at the Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale (click for map)
Tickets $15-22. $10 Price Student Rush 30 minutes prior to curtain
Tickets available online via
or by calling (800) 838-3006
From the people who brought you Evil Dead, The Musical -- DM Productions is proud to present the Texas premiere of one of the most talked about musicals in years, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?
The show portrays Andrew Jackson as an Emo Rock Star and scrutinizes the American politic machine with wit and cynicism. The theatricality of BBAJ ranges from hard-edge Green Day-like concert to PBS historical recreation to vaudevillian buffoonery. Nothing is sacred, especially not the rise and fall of the man whom many consider America’s most popular president. “Populish Yea Yea.”
The cast features David Gallagher, Haley Smith Montgomery, Jose Villareal, Libby Dees Detling, Aaron Alexander, Rebecca Robinson, Scott Swanson, Sarah Marie Curry, Joey Banks, Eve Sampaga, Stephen Jack, Joel Mercado-See, Nathan Jerkins, David Ponton, Alan Marequiota and Trevor Detling. The production staff includes Michael McKelvey (stage & musical director), Ben Wolfe (Assistant Director), Glenda Barnes (costume designer), Joe Carpenter (set designer), Rocker Verastique and Danny Herman (Choreographers) and Erin Fleming (lighting designer).
About Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Book by Alex Timbers; Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman. Developed by New York-based experimental company Les Freres Corbusier, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson had workshop productions in August 2006 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and in May 2007 at the New 42nd Street Studios, New York. It premiered in January 2008 in Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, produced by Center Theatre Group. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson made its New York premiere in May 2009 at The Public Theater in New York in a concert version, and returned to run from March through June, 2010. The show premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on October 13, 2010 and ran until January 2, 2011.