The 19th Amendment Turns 100!
A musical celebration of the rabble-rousing pioneers
who won the right to vote!
Starring Anita Kallen and Catherine Thomson
with musical direction by Beckie Menzie
Celebrate the historic Inauguration of our first woman Vice-President
with a musical journey to where it all began
Chicago cabaret artists Catherine Thomson and Anita Kallen unite to prove that “well-behaved women seldom make history.” They celebrate – in song and HERstory – the rabble-rousing pioneers who won the right to vote for the women of America. With music by Sondheim, Lennon & McCartney, the Sherman Brothers, Parton, Schwartz, Porter, and others, Anita and Catherine weave in the story of women’s suffrage from second-class citizenship at the nation’s founding to the nail-biting final days in the fight for ratification of the 19th Amendment.
August 26, 2020 was the official 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that finally enabled the women of America to VOTE! Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought everything to a sudden halt, HERstory was booked at Skokie to celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
Not to be deterred, Anita and Catherine performed the show on the Skokie Theatre stage so that they can share their 19th Amendment celebration via streaming on Zoom. Award-winning pianist Beckie Menzie, the show’s Music Director, provided the accompaniment for this dynamic blend of music and history.
What Audience Members Have Said About the Show:
"A wonderful performance by smart, strong women with beautiful voices, music, humor and a fantastic historical journey shared. "
"This show is touching and important. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking. It reminds me of how much I’ve taken women’s rights and liberty for granted. They were possible because of the long, painful fight by those who refused to give up their hopes and dreams. "
"This was a wonderful show! Thoughtful, clever, funny, beautifully sung!"
"Beautiful arrangements, fabulous harmonies all beautifully interwoven with fascinating stories of the Women's Suffrage movement. An amazing journey told and sung by amazing women!"
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