Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage

March 30, 2023 to May 4, 2023

Forts Trail Region
1100 College Circle Ranger, TX 76470 (254) 267-7022

Available during all regular hours

Have you ever seen a musical that changed your way of thinking about a political or social issue? Musical theatre in the U.S. has engaged with political topics from its early days. From George and Ira Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical, the intersection between entertainment, politics, and patriotism presents an emotionally powerful combination for theatergoers.

Musical theatre productions featured in the exhibit include Camelot, 1776, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, South Pacific, Allegiance, Hair, Dearest Enemy, Bloomer Girl, and Cabaret. Also covered are satire and music on the campaign trail.

Golemon Library is at 1100 College Circle, Ranger Texas. The exhibition will be available at no charge to the public from March 28 through May 4. The display will be available during all regular library hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and Sunday 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. For more information or to arrange group visits, contact Helen Cozart, Assistant Librarian, at 254-267-7022 or hcozart@rangercollege.edu or visit our webpage. Admission is always free.

To get to Ranger College, take Interstate 20 Exit 349 (at the Love’s). Head North one mile. Ranger College is on the right. Golemon Library is half-way around the loop.

This exhibit is funded by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Of Thee I Sing: Politics on Stage

1100 College Circle Ranger, TX 76470