Filmed concert production

Webcast November 20-December 20
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 


Directed by Meghan Randolph
Music Direction by Lisa Erdman and Mark Wurzelbacher

Music and Lyrics by various Wisconsin writers

Suggested Donation: $10 per viewer

After an audience-loved curated revue in 2018, Beyond the Ingenue is back. In this rendition, Wisconsin-based composers have worked with local performers to create musical theatre pieces about the womxn who inspire them. In these eleven original songs, they face questions, losses, prejudices, pain, trials, and triumphs. From actors to advocates, writers to philanthropists, rulebreakers to game-changers, this concert takes you into the lives of ten extraordinary people who challenged the rules, defied the odds, and made history. With Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers, we prove once again that, on stage, womxn deserve better stories. 

Screenings: Beyond The Ingenue: Trailblazers will be screened at specific times (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m., CST)  throughout November and December. If you can't catch the performance then, it will be available to purchase after December 21. To view the screening, you will need to create an Eventbrite account, which can be done using an e-mail address or quickly with Facebook or Apple. When you sign up, you can opt out of future communication from Eventbrite. 

Accessing the screening after making a donation: Please note that you can purchase screening tickets up until one minute before the time the screening starts. It's best to buy at least a few minutes ahead of time so you have time to get your confirmation e-mail. and open the link. Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Eventbrite. 

1) Open the e-mail and click "View Event Details." This will open the event page. 

2) Scroll down and select "Access the event." 
3) This will take you to the event page, where you will see a link to a hidden MTM site page. Click that link. 

4) The YouTube live stream links for each day will be listed on the page. Clicking your day will send you to YouTube, and you'll be ready to go! 

5) See below for instructions to view the webcast on your TV.

Cost: The screenings are available for a donation of any size. We know it's a tough time for a lot of people right now. The Eventbrite platform requires a minimum donation of $1, and if that's all you're able to do, we appreciate it!


If you are in a position to donate more, we hope you will do that, as we think you'll be thrilled, uplifted, and entertained by this wonderful concert.  Plus, all of the artists involved in this event were compensated, and all are Wisconsin-based, with most making their home right here in Madison. Your contribution goes back into our local community, supports new voices in the arts, and helps us get ready for our fifteenth anniversary season. 

Casting to your TV: The webcast will be on YouTube, which means it can be viewed on most SmartTVs.  If you need help setting that up, click here. (After step one, select your device from the horizontal menu) . You do not have to cast to your TV to enjoy the concert. You can watch in glorious HD, and participate in the chat, via your computer. 


Chat box: Let's face it, it's tough not feeling each other's presence! Feel free to enter positive or insightful comments in the chat box during the webcast. We'd love to hear from you! 

Running Time: The show runs for approximately 70 minutes. 

Exchanges: If you purchase tickets for a screening and are unable to watch, you may exchange your ticket via Eventbrite. Click here for instructions

If you have any questions, we are here to help! This is a new format for us too. E-mail so we can make sure you have the best possible experience! 

The inspirations, composers, and performers: 

Lisa Ben: Writer, publisher of the first gay magazine, "Vice Versa". Song by Erin McConnell and Evan Lange. Played by Stephanie Drahozal.

Greta Thunberg: Teenaged climate change activist. Song by Erica Berman and Mark Wurzelbacher. Played by Grace Halverson.

Sarah McBride: Trans rights activist and author, Democratic candidate for Delaware State Senate. Song by Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn. Played by Siobhan Jackson.

Lavinia Dock: Women's health and social activist, founder of nursing standards. Song by Jennifer Hedstrom and Kelsey Anne Johnson. Played by Kelsey Anne Johnson.

Amelia Earhart: First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Song by Lili Pierce and Allison Keller. Played by Elayne Juten.

Kristen Bell: Actress, singer, human rights and mental health advocate. Song by Abbey Monreal. Played by Krystal Lonsdale.

Viola Davis: Academy Award, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning actress and active philanthropist. Song by Autumn Maria Reed. and Nikko Murphy.  Played by Nikko Murphy.

Michelle Obama: Attorney, former First Lady, speaker, author, advocate. Song by Kathleen Leone. Played by Bryanna Plaisir.

Princess Ka'iluani of Hawai'i: Last heir to the throne of the Hawaiian kingdom who fought fiercely against its overthrow. Song by Kailea Saplan and Meghan Rose. Played by Kailea Saplan.

Jayne Houdyshell: Tony-award winning actress and active inspiration to young and aspiring actors. Song by Amy L. Welk and Patrick Beckman. Tribute performed by Amy L. Welk.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Attorney, women's rights advocate, gender equality warrior, second woman to serve on U.S Supreme Court. Song by Jennifer Hedstrom. Played by Ann Imig. 

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