Directed by Sherry Lutken
Music Direction by David M. Lutken
Stage Manager: Kate McSorley Fossner
Approximate running time: 75 minutes

American Music is the best history book of all. For the weekend of Independence Day, David Lutken and the "Seat Of Their Pants Band" play and sing songs of 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.' If you can't make the live broadcast on July 2, join us for the replay!

Sing along to American melodies from all over the country, such as: "Yankee Doodle", "Liberty", "The New Colossus", "Keep On the Sunny Side", "We're in the Same Boat Brother", "City of New Orleans", and "The Times They Are A-Changin'".

Watch, listen, and bring your voice or favorite instrument. This will be a replay of the hootenanny on July 2, with live chat capabilities so you can virtually gather and celebrate with fellow music fans. Click here to register for the original broadcast on July 2 at 7:30pm, which will include a mix of pre-recorded songs, live jam sessions, and requests from the audience.

Featuring performances by Brittany Brook, Michael Hicks, Maggie Hollinbeck, David Lutken, Andy Teirstein, and Spiff Wiegand, many of whom you might know from recent productions like Woody SezRing of Fire, and Our Town.

“There’s only one rule at a Hootenanny: if you know the words, you have to sing! And the corollary to that is—once we’ve done the chorus ten or fifteen times, you ought to know the words!” - David Lutken

If you have trouble joining and require technical assistance, please email webmaster@peopleslight.org. 

Individual Sponsors: John and Sarah Schmader


We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:

Actors' Equity Association
American Guild of Musical Artists
American Guild of Variety Artists
SAG-AFTRA

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.

Photo credit: Bryan Sheffield