Singer/songwriter Ellis steps out as the lead for the concert/reading of this new musical about the greatest woman athlete in history, Babe Didrikson!
Photo of Babe Didrikson couresy of Mary and John Gray Library Special Collections and Lamar University Archives, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Photo of Ellis couresy of Terri Mazurek
This activity made possible in part by funding from A Very Small Arts Fund and Puffin Foundation.
Babe Didrikson: Ellis Lillie: Valerie Rigsbee Mama: Amy Lithander Raymond/Reporter: Billy Mullaney Tommy/Reporter: Mike Rylander Suzy: Angela Walberg Anita: Corey DeDannan Wanda: Sophia Bera Sandy: Jennifer Eckes Recruiter/Reporter: Zach Hammill Grantland Rice: Frank Matejcek Betty: Jamie Hultgren Stage Directions: Katie Kaufmann
Producer: Stacey Poirier Assistant Producer: Rebecca Rizzio Playwright/Director: Carolyn Gage Composer/Music Director: Andrea Jill Higgins Stage Manager: Jeni Long Interim Music Director: Connie Dusseau Rehearsal Pianist: Jaclyn Schwartz Props/Costumes: Noë Tallen, Alexandra Gould Program Design: Shannon Buchda
Press Release Hear the music at: www.myspace.com/babeanolympicmusical. Visit Ellis's web site at: http://www.ellis-music.com/news/. Watch the YouTube Videos Radio Interview: "Women Speak," August 12, 2008 Radio Interview: "Art Matters," August 14, 2008 (the interview is on the second half of this stream, starting at about 12 minutes, 40 seconds)