With all the necessary logistical information included on the poster above, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre asked some of the event’s participants for added insight on the on the why. Here is what they told us:
“We perform funny, heartbreaking, hopeful and defiant songs that pertain to the current political climate and some of the universal paths of womanhood. Our shows will continue to grow with the times and always try to push the envelope. I personally want to do this because I literally want to ‘give voice’ and raise the awareness of our concerns, needs and desires as women of our time.”
“So many of us don’t have a voice, or enough of one to feel we can make a difference. Lately I find myself alternating between crying, yelling at my radio in my car, or wanting to scream at the heavens. Singing is much more therapeutic though. Alison has brought together beautiful, strong woman who definitely have something to say to make up the dynamic force that is Broadminded. If we are able to reach people, help change minds or give voice to those unable to speak, or inspire people to take action to create a loving and more equitable world, then we will keep singing.”
–Kelly Anne Clark
“I’m doing this because I love singing with these amazing women and I care deeply about this cause.”
“Every day is an assault of bad news, bigorty and hatred. The Kavanaugh hearings were less than one month ago! I’m inspired to work with these incredibly talented women and use our voices to raise money and awareness of women’s issues—human issues—and get people out to vote!”
“Women have many universal issues they have to deal with on a daily basis, and those issues aren’t expressed enough in musical theatre and shows we’ve seen. On top of pressures from society, work, family and ourselves, we are all forced to try and cope with the current political climate. I formed with group to not only try to reach people in a new way, but to try to connect with women going through it alongside us. We are definitely stronger together, and we’ve got to have each other’s backs.”
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