Short review: 1776

Rated 4.0

Presenting an all-female version of the musical 1776 is more than just a gimmick. It humanizes those who have been idolized as the creators of America by bringing a different light to some of the quirks and peccadilloes of the founders. The names are the same; the events are the same. Only the sex has been changed. Rodger Hoopman and Warren Harrison direct a large (18 women strong) cast of actor/singers. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Through 7/22. $21-$23; Chautauqua Playhouse in the La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael; (916) 489-7529;