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By Dorothy Marcic
Directed by Gina Holsopple (Tent.)
A Musical Journey of Women is a high-energy, historical and hysterical look at women's changes from 1900 to today as illustrated by popular song (New Times), portrayed by a narrator and three breath-takingly talented singers. It is a lively and engaging look at music’s depiction of women, as they go from codependence to independence, from Someone to Watch Over Me to I Will Survive and beyond. Interwoven between the music are monologues—real women’s stories, which give more meaning to the songs. The show includes 63 song excerpts and grew out of playwright Dorothy Marcic’s research and subsequent book (published in 2002) on women’s Top-40 songs, which showed how women are portrayed differently in each era. Her one-woman show, which traveled all around the US and the world, developed into the current musical theater production.