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Date: 1/15/2021
Subject: HERstory" back at Skokie this weekend via Zoom!
From: Anita Kallen

We’re back for two encore performances at Skokie Theatre via Zoom this weekend!


Come celebrate next week’s historic inauguration of our country’s first woman Vice President by taking a musical journey back to the roots of women’s suffrage….


HERstory: The 19thAmendment Turns 100!

A Musical Celebration of Votes for Women

Starring Anita Kallen and Catherine Thomson


After working together on the show Dangerous Women, Chicago cabaret artists Catherine Thomson and Anita Kallen have reunited to prove once again 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.


When the Covid-19 pandemic brought live performances to a sudden halt, Anita and Catherine filmed a virtual performance of the show on the Skokie stage so that they can now share their 19th Amendment celebration with audiences 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. You can check out video clips from the show’s debut here:  and a sample song that has since been added to the show here:


Please join us for HERstory on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 17 at 3 PM  from the comfort of your living room! Pick a date and register here:


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!