For more than the first half of the last century, the voice of women in Top-40 popular music has been one of neediness and dependency to angry rebel to responsible adult. From lyrics that said, "I'll do anything for you; just be my baby-even if you're no good and treat me bad- just LOVE me and I'll stand by my man; " to landmark songs, like "I Will Survive" …RESCUE ME: A Musical History of Women is the musical evolution of women in songs- tracking the Top 40 from 1900 to modern day.

Casting: Youth Production: Ages 10-18 yrs
Casting: Adult Production: Ages 18 and up
Audiences: Ages 8+ up
Length: 1 hr
Themes: Advancement of Women; Civil Rights; Gender Equality

Press Kit:
Reviews~  Flyer ~  Postcard  

Teachers' Toolkit:

  • Theme-Based Discussion Games / Values Clarification Exercises
  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Story Summary / Character Analysis
  • Lesson Plans
  • Perusal Script Application


Sample Songs: