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This rowdy and irreverent musical imagines President Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson as a rock star, following young Jackson from his boyhood home to the spotlight of the White House and beyond. Whether fighting “injuns” or seducing the ladies, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson showcases one of the nation’s most notorious presidents in all his ass-kicking glory.

This political, satirical spectacle questions how important it is to be a great leader when you’re already hot and popular. American history has never been this sexy.

2ndStage is Studio’s playground for emerging artists, offering innovative and thrillingly eclectic programming with shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets than our other productions, with a spirit of exuberance and experiment.


Bracing and high voltage.

DC Metro Theatre Arts

Enjoyably rowdy.

City Paper


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The Artists


Heath Calvert
Andrew JacksonHeath Calvert
Felicia Curry
The StorytellerFelicia Curry
Davis Hasty
Martin Van BurenDavis Hasty
Matt Dewberry
Henry ClayMatt Dewberry
Benjamin Horen
James MonroeBenjamin Horen
Pomme Koch
John CalhounPomme Koch
Alex Mills
John Quincy AdamsAlex Mills
Ryan Sellers
BlackhawkRyan Sellers
Maria Egler
EnsembleMaria Egler
John Fritz
EnsembleJohn Fritz
Aaren Keith
EnsembleAaren Keith

Production Team

Jennifer Harris
Co-DirectorJennifer Harris
Christopher Youstra
Music DirectorChristopher Youstra
Giorgos Tsappas
Set DesignGiorgos Tsappas
Justin Thomas
Lighting DesignJustin Thomas
Erik Trester
ProjectionsErik Trester
Ivania Stack
Costume DesignIvania Stack
Aaron Fisher
Sound Design/Live MixAaron Fisher