Beyond The Ingenue: Trailblazers

By Various

Directed by Wendy Jones-Hill, Music Direction by Lisa Erdman

Ingenue: Innocent. Unsophisticated. Naive. Often driven by her need to find a man.

Women deserve better stories.

In 2018, MTM curated a revue called Beyond The Ingenue, which featured songs featuring women’s issues that were not about finding a man or falling in love. This successful revue highlighted issues of motherhood, aging, abuse, workplace politics, and having it all.

In a new iteration, we will tell the stories of historical women who changed the world; the history-makers who paved the way for women to stand up for their beliefs and be themselves. A significant portion of the music will be original, written for the person who is singing it. Other songs will be selected from existing musicals. Join us for a celebration of female-identified trailblazers, told through new and original musical pieces.

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Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at The Venue on Winnebago, 2262 Winnebago St.

Performances: October 16-17, 2020

Performance Times:
Main performance dates October 16 and 17 at 7:30pm. Additional partial performances at libraries throughout Dane County. See this spring for details

Ticket Prices: Suggested donation of $10. All amounts are welcome!

Call 608-347-1192 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Seeking: Female-identified individuals of diverse backgrounds for a concert of musical theatre pieces about historical women who paved a way to triumph despite challenges. We will tailor the characters featured in the concert to the individuals cast in it. Many if not all of the pieces will be commissioned to provide the most flexibility in casting and in the women we illustrate.
Equity and non-Equity performers will be considered.

ALL ages, racial or ethnic backgrounds, sexual identities, body types, experience levels, and abilities
are welcome and encouraged!

Video auditions can be accepted up through 11:00pm on February 21.

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