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Curtain Call Conversations: Girl Power on Broadway

425 Spring Street
April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Importance of Women on Broadway

From Ethel Merman to Patti LuPone, strong female performers have always held the spotlight on Broadway. But behind the scenes, it’s been a different story. In this lecture, we will explore some of the women who have broken the barriers in a predominantly male-based hierarchy of directors and choreographers, and we will examine ground-breaking musicals that present empowered female characters. Video clips will include scenes from GypsyWickedThe Lion King, and The Secret Garden.

  • Agnes De Mille – first director/choreographer
  • Gypsy – strong female character
  • The Secret Garden – first all- female writing/directing team
  • The Lion King – Julie Taymor, first Tony-winning female director
  • Wicked – strong female characters, a show about women

This event is exclusive to current CHPT members and Save Our Opera House donors. Each member/donor may attend at no charge and can bring up to two guests per event. Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are greatly appreciated. RSVP by calling 817-235-6264, emailing 1886soh@gmail.com, or registering online.


Venue Name: Stafford Opera House – Buddy Rau Room
Address: 425 Spring Street
Columbus, TX 78934 United States

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Organizer Name: CHPT
Phone: (979) 732-5135