World premiere of new musical about Teddy Roosevelt at JCC

World premiere of new musical about Teddy Roosevelt at JCC

“Panama,” a new musical about Teddy Roosevelt and the Panama Canal, will premiere at the Sid Jacobson JCC Theater on Nov. 11 and 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM.  Set in 1906, the play imagines what happens when Roosevelt travels to the jungles of Panama and is hounded by a muckraking reporter and an anarchist revolutionary.

“The story is very relevant to today,” says librettist and lyricist, Stephen Michelman. “An assertive president in battle with the press over who controls the narrative of the ‘real’ America.”  The score to Panama is by Roslyn Heights-based composer Steven Belfer.

The play is directed by Rich Buckley.

This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Reserved Tickets to Panama ($25/$20) are available on-line through November 8th and at the door the day of performance.

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