WHY DO WE SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM?
This dynamic, original musical explores that question through the unique and personal stories of Americans throughout our history, inspired by actual letters written in times of war. From the Revolution to Vietnam, Civil War and Desert Storm, protestor to Private, warrior to widow. Each song contains a few words from the anthem, woven together to form the song that represents our nation.
Throughout our history during times of American war, soldiers and those who love them have written letters. Some of those incredible stories of struggle and personal triumph are expressed in this four-person song cycle. They vary in time period and perspective. Each actor portrays several characters throughout the musical and during the opening, transitional and finale numbers each performing represents each one of us. From the Revolution to Vietnam, Civil War and Desert Storm, protestor to Private, warrior to widow. Each song has an echo of our National Anthem, woven together to make up the fabric of the nation.