54 Sings History 101: Historical Figures Who Got the Broadway Treatment
January 9, 2024
Do you know what Eva Perón, Princess Diana, and Jesus Christ all have in common? They probably never sang in real life. But that hasn’t stopped us from portraying them as belting, screlting, and ballading versions of themselves for centuries.
History class is in session! Join us for a celebration of some of the most iconic portrayals of real people from history, culture, and politics, featuring selections from Evita, Lizzie, SIX, Diana, and more!
Rita Castagna (Jekyll & Hyde in concert with Gretna Theatre & Hershey Symphony Orchestra)
Tara Lashan Clinkscales (James Vanderzee workshop at Tomé Cousin)
Tatianna Córdoba (Coldplay/A Head Full of Dreams tour)
Hannah Ellowitz (Which Way to the Stage at Short North Stage)
Sarah Anne Fernandez (Wicked national tour)
Randie Ford (Love Life at New York City Center)
Mia Goodman (world premiere of Little Miss Perfect at Goodspeed Musicals)
Mia Cherise Hall (Spring Awakening at Northern Stage, TikTok star)
Alexa Joseph (Beehive: The 60s Musical at The Walnut St. Theatre)
Eric May Liu (54 Sings 60s Hits!)
Ally Massey (Freaky Friday at Lakeland Civic Theatre)
Aidan McKeon (Sing the Rainbow: Songs by Gays, Sung by Gays)
Courtney Anne Nelson (Grimm’s Fairytales at Edinburgh Fringe)
Jonah Ruderman (Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award winner)
Sunayna Smith (Six on Norwegian Cruise Lines)
Abigail Tucker (54 Sings Barbie, The Sound of Music at The Carnegie Theatre)
Hallie Walker (Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Area Stage Company)
Ashley Baier on drums
Nick Potocki on guitar
Produced and directed by Aidy McKeon and Courtney Anne Nelson. Music direction by Canaan J. Harris.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.