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Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers Preview

Friday, Oct 9, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Music Theatre of Madison for a special online preview of Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers. After viewing selections from the show, audience members are encouraged to participate in a virtual talk back with the creative team. Type in your questions about what it takes to create new theatre, share how the songs made you feel, or join in the discussion about what female representation means to you.

Click here to attend the livestreamed event.

In 2018, Music Theatre of Madison created a revue of musical theatre songs for women that didn't focus on falling in love.

Though it was only two years ago, 2018 was a different world. In the face of unprecedented challenge, womxn continue to set examples of greatness every day. In our effort as a company to expand understanding of musical theatre and look at the future of the art form, we commissioned ten Wisconsin song-writing teams (with at least one womxn on each) to work with ten local performers and create pieces about trailblazers; people who have defied the odds, broken the rules, and created new pathways for our world, historically and today. What resulted was Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers, a concert of songs about womxn that deserve entire musicals. Learn more at

The program is funded in part by Beyond the Page and is co-hosted by Middleton Public Library, Black Earth Public Library, McFarland Public Library, Verona Public Library, and Madison Public Library.