Filmed concert production
Webcast November 20
Library webcast preview October 9
Directed by Meghan Randolph
Music Direction by Lisa Erdman
Music and Lyrics by various Wisconsin writers
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, 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.
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. Played 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.