Sept. 20-Oct. 21
Hot off the success of “Avenue Q” and “Spring Awakening,” Phoenix Theatre dives into another edgy musical—one that feels like an oddly perfect one for election season. It’s a twisted, anachronism-filled take on the life of the ninth president that, supported by a terrific score, explores populism (yea! yea!) at its most robust. Sample lyrics: “You can compromise all you want/they’re still drunk and smell like pee/Do you really want America run by a man from Tennessee?” Details here.