We can't wait to have you join us at IndyFringe, and we've got some fun ways for YOU to join in the fun!
If you'd like to get a sense of what's in store, the following resources will do the trick.
If you don't have time or would prefer to be surprised, that's ok, too.
We'll go over everything together during the show as well.
See you soon!
This beautiful hymn played an important role in the Suffrage Movement. We will sing verses 1&3 together during the show. Sheet music will be provided at the show, but if you'd like to learn the song beforehand, this video is a good example. You can also download the public domain sheet music here.
We'll save the story of this song for the performance,
but if you'd like to prepare in advance, practice these words to the traditional 'limerick tune.' Listen here. (violin in playing the vocal line)
Suffragists made up songs and played their hair combs as musical instruments to keep their spirits strong while wrongfully imprisoned. We will do one of these songs together in the show–complete with hair combs! Hair combs will be provided at the show, but if you want to practice beforehand, watch this video.
To get an overall sense of what to expect, watch this trailer!
A One-Of-A-Kind Performance Experience:
This program educates and entertains while recognizing the struggle and sacrifices of the Women's Suffrage Movement's most important figures, taking the audience on a journey back in time into the lives of these brave American patriots.
Historical songs, image projections, authentic costuming, an engaging spoken narrative, and audience participation make this a performance experience unlike any other. This is not a typical recital!
The role of ladies' fashions within the Movement and the strategies--and scandals--that ensued!
Songs that furthered the Women's Suffrage cause--whether or not this was their composers' original intention!
Frederick Douglass's vital role and contribution to Women's Suffrage at the official beginning of the Movement.
And much more!
Virtual Options Available:
The professional recording of this program is now available as a virtual program. The program still contains all of the historical images, costuming, and narratives as the live version, and is a wonderful and innovative way to learn about the brave heroines and heroes of the Women's Suffrage Movement.
The program is available in a range of durations to fit individual needs.
Please use the booking form on this website for additional information, booking inquiries, and requests.
Photo credits: 2Slavens Photography
“We’ve Come A Long Way, Ladies!” is a delightful celebration of the struggle for women’s suffrage that is both patriotic and critically self-aware. Audrey Johnson does a remarkable job translating a broad range of moods and musical styles, bringing this history to life in an imaginative and skillful way."
- Dr. Maeve Callan, Associate Professor of Religion
Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program
"We were astounded by the creativity and quality of this performance! The historical information was expertly woven into an educational presentation through song, costume, and narrative.”
-Ann Fields Monical,
The Arts Federation
“We’ve Come A Long Way, Ladies!”, a delightful and informative concert by the talented Audrey Johnson, brings to life the long struggle by American women to gain the right to vote. This concert was a perfect way to mark those incredible milestones!”
-Paula Stein Clark and Pam Petty, League of Women Voters