A comedic/historical/dramatic rock musical following an exaggerated version of Andrew Jackson.Loosely follows the adult life of Jackson as a military hero, seventh president of the United States, and overall total fucking Badass. Completely irreverent, the show does not shy away from the darker side of Jackson, including Indian removal.After a very successful Off-Broadway run at the Public Theatre, it opened on Broadway in September of 2010 (to significantly less success).The show itself is very much a parody of "emo" music with the story it tells. In a sense, it tells of America in its adolescence, and portrays this with fitting music, complete with raging hormones. Hence why the songs are all different kinds of awesome, yet completely silly.Not to Be Confused withanother "Fucking Badass" version of Andrew Jackson.Includes examples of:
Cause it's the early 19th century, We'll take the land back from the indians, We'll take the land back from the French and Spanish, And other people in other European countries, And other countries too, And also other places, I'm pretty sure it's our land anyway...
Lemony Narrator: The Storyteller, who pilots an electric wheelchair, wears thick glasses and is obviously in love with Jackson, narrates the early parts of the show. This ends when Jackson shoots her in the neck, signifying him taking control of the story which, metaphorically speaking, we all must do in life. Hence the lyric.
"Sometimes you have to take the initiative/sometimes your whole family dies of cholera/sometimes you have to make your own story/sometimes you have to shoot the storyteller in the neck!"
Rock Opera Plot: Jackson loses his family; enters politics to represent the common man against the elite; finds that politics is a harsh mistress when the people begin to resent having to make difficult decisions
Villain Song: "The Corrupt Bargain", where a cartoonishly evil John C. Calhoun, a whiny and annoying John Quincy Adams and a Manipulative Bastard Henry Clay plot to rig the election of 1824 to keep Jackson out of the presidency.