Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents a free benefit concert of the new musical SOLDIERGIRLS August 31 at 7 PM ET to benefit SPART*A (Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All).
The evening features Tony nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Tony nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Ezra Menas (Jagged Little Pill), Melanie Field (Heathers), Jessie Shelton (Hadestown), Anna Crivelli, Danielle Chaves, Hannah Van Sciver, and Madeleine Barker.
The two-person musical, which has a book and lyrics by Em Weinstein and music by Emily Johnson-Erday, uses real letters and a collage of found and original text to look at love, liberation, and lesbianism in the Women’s Army Corps in World War II.
The hour-long presentation will feature a mix of scenes, songs, and duets interspersed with conversations about the show with its creators as well as a presentation of research and original artwork by costume designer Sophia Choi, set designer Stephanie Cohen, and dramaturg Rebecca Adelsheim.
(Updated August 31, 2020)