We The People: A Musical Revolution

We The People is the people's musical. A modern Rent, an underground musical movement that follows a melting pot of young Americans struggling to make sense of the ever-evolving socio-political climate. Our story centers around a young Chicana rebel traversing through the fog of what she feels is a "new America". Deflated by new obtrusive political policies and anti-immigrant, LGBTQ, minority rhetoric, she decides to re-write the constitution. Utilizing the raw sounds of the generation, We The People is your musical.

DATES FOR RUN ARE:  At The Miles Memorial Playhouse. -  LINK TO TICKETS

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Importance

The Zoo Theatre Company has always been a champion for fighting against socio-political issues that segregate and distance us from one another. With 'We The People', the Zoo Theatre Company hopes to add fuel to the melting pot of unified protests popping up all across America today.  Giving the audience a glimpse into America post 2017's Presidential Inauguration, We The People highlights the strength of organized peaceful protesting and how diversity, honesty, and transparency is the only way to ensure the people's voice be heard.

"We The People"

Here is a video taken by a protestor of us singing one of the title songs from the show!  On this specific day we were protesting for Senator Feinstein to hear us and give us a town hall date, we succeeded within a week!

Featured Trailer!

One of the many storylines in 'We The People' follows a chicano rebel tattoo artist trying her best to motivate those around her to rise up.  She pleads to her nation to be heard in this roaring pop-ballad, 'I Will Be Heard' performed by Cassandra Noel.    CLICK PICTURE FOR DOWNLOADABLE SONG.

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THE MILES MEMORIAL PLAYHOUSE

The Miles is a Santa Monica treasure. Located in Reed Park just 8 blocks from the Ocean and a few blocks from 3rd Street Promenade, the Historic Playhouse has entertained audiences since 1929. Along with recurring youth programs such as Downbeat 720  and the Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival. They offer world class entertainment every January & February at our intimate "Fireside at the Miles" performance series. The rest of the year we are available to local and regional non-profit performing arts companies and host a wide array of music, dance and theatrical events.

HISTORY

The Miles Memorial Playhouse was designed in 1929 by prominent local architect John Byers in the Spanish Colonial revival style. The building’s sponsor, J. Euclid Miles, was a leading citizen in the development of Santa Monica. In his last will and testament, Miles bequeathed $25,000 to the City to erect  a theater “for the children and young men and women” of Santa Monica as a memorial to his daughter, Mary A. Miles.

With its massive wooden beams, plasterwork, gleaming hardwood floors, ironwork details, and grand fireplace, the Playhouse has been enjoyed by generations of Santa Monicans and used almost continually since its inception as a meeting hall and performance venue.

In 1994 the Playhouse was nearly destroyed in the Northridge earthquake, but assisted by the John Ash group and in consultation with the community at large it was fully restored by the City in 1998. Since then it has presented annual cultural programs for youth and adults as well as ongoing public performances by renting nonprofits.

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PETITIONS AND GROUPS TO LOOK FOR!

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One of the other important messages for this show is staying engaged politically and creating more of a voice within yourself.  

Such as: The Healthy California Act -   Click for Website                             

 is a campaign comprised of organizations representing over 4 million Californians committed to guaranteeing healthcare for the residents of our state. Our goal is to win improved Medicare for All in California.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made history by expanding health insurance to millions of Californians for the first time. However, it left insurance companies in charge of our healthcare system. Also, even with the ACA, 3,000,000 California residents are still uninsured.

With the federal government again doing healthcare reform, moving more responsibility for healthcare to the states, it’s imperative that California establish a better, truly universal system, which finally gets costs under control. The Golden State can set the standard for the country by implementing a just and equitable healthcare system — Healthy California!