This new musical, written and created by Dorothy Marcic, tells the journey of women using Top-40 music, from “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive.” The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Art’s Iowa Summer Rep touring production combines excerpts of more than 60 songs with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more. From the codependence of “I Will Follow Him,” to the anger of “These Boots are Made for Walking,” to the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do with it,” and finally to the strength of “Hero,” this show is more than just a story worth telling, it’s a must-see and must-hear production.
Marcic created this musical based on her book, Respect: Women and Popular Music, where she analyzed all Top-40 female song lyrics since 1900. Learn more at www.respectthemusical.com.
“This show is crammed full of great Top-40 pop hits, sung by our fabulous cast,” says Director Eric Forsythe, Head of the MFA Directing program at the University of Iowa.