ɪ’liʒən: the process of joining together or merging things, especially abstract ideas
A song cycle by Carmel dean
February 2023 at Elision Playhouse
At a time when women's voices struggle to be heard, Carmel Dean imagined what famous women in history would say if given a microphone. Through the voices of Eve, Mary Magdalene, Cleopatra, Harriet Tubman and many more, we hear songs of courage, strength, rage and resilience. The songs range from rock and jazz to country, and are at times painful, heart-warming, and hilarious. Our group of Twin Cities singers portray nineteen women -- some you will recognize, others you learn about for the first time.
Cast and Creative
Carmel Dean is a composer, lyricist, arranger, music director and supervisor, conductor of musical theatre, based in NYC. Her composition credits include Renascence produced Off-Broadway by Transport Group. Her music director/arranger credits include the Broadway productions of If/Then, American Idiot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hands on a Hardbody.
Director: Lindsay Fitzgerald
Stage Manager: Constance Brevell
Music Director: Harrison Wade
Vocal Director: Christine Wade
Lighting: Laina Grendle