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“Broadway Takes on Politics” is a new cabaret-style musical playing at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, October 6 through 8. “This is election humor, just when we’ll need it most,” said Scott Henderson, the music director for the show,“ and nothing is funnier than singing and dancing mayors, senators and presidents.”
Bellingham favorites Martha Benedict, Martin Bray, Paul Henderson, Akilah Williams and Jenny Woods star in this Broadway songfest skewering the American election system.
Ever since Gilbert and Sullivan started poking fun at the British Parliament, political figures have long been fodder for the Broadway stage. Entire shows have been written on electoral politics, from Gershwin and Berlin through Sondheim and the current hit, Hamilton, about that rap-singing Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton.
“Broadway Takes on Politics” plays at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven, on October 6 and 7 at 7:30pm, and October 8 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 at Village Books in Bellingham, online on Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door, if available. Look for special rates for Saturday matinees online (click icon on right).