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BABE: An Olympic Musical
Book and Lyrics by Carolyn Gage
Music by Andrea Jill Higgins

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!

One Weekend Only!
Thursday, September 11 - 7:30 PM
Friday, September 12 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 13 - 7:30 PM

Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium
College of St. Catherine
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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

Design Team:
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

Hear the music at: www.myspace.com/babeanolympicmusical.
Visit Ellis's web site at: http://www.ellis-music.com/news/.

Press Release
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)

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.

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