Students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in 24WORDS: The Equal Rights Rock Musical, running in March at two different locations in Chicago in celebration of Women’s History Month. The show is an original rock musical that takes audiences on a non-stop, 100-minute odyssey to achieve women’s equality – from 1775 to March 22, 1972, the date that Congress passed the still-unratified Equal Rights Amendment. The show includes 20 original songs, in styles ranging from classical, ragtime, and swing to folk, rockabilly, pop, and glam.
The cast includes Columbia College students Taylor Anapol, a sophomore in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, and Khloe Janel, a junior in the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a Voiceover Minor.
Here’s a promotional video for the show:
24WORDS: The Equal Rights Rock Musical plays Monday-Tuesday, March 13 and 14 and March 20 and 21, at 7:30 PM at Stage 773 Cabaret, 1225 W. Belmont, in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District. For tickets, call 773-327-5252 or click here.
The show also has a special performance on Tuesday, March 22 — the 45th anniversary of Congress’ passage of the Equal Rights Amendment — at 8 PM at Steppenwolf Theatre Company‘s 1700 Theatre, located at 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago. For tickets to this performance, call 312-335-1650 or click here.