BACK TO THE GARDEN celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life.
We pay tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol’ Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby).
BACK TO THE GARDEN, featuring the songs of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Laura Nyro
AUGUST 1969: The Women of Woodstock
Celebrate 50 YEARS OF WOODSTOCK! From the Greenwich Village folk scene to the psychedelic height of Haight-Ashbury, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Melanie, and Grace Slick sang songs of love, heartache, and social injustice. It seems almost pre-destined that they would come together on a dairy farm in upstate New York for “three days of peace and music” and transform a generation. August 1969: The Women of Woodstock celebrates these four women who remain symbols of the legendary festival, leaving an indelible and provocative mark on popular music, American culture, and the world.
Featuring Melissa Hammans (Company, Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt). Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol’ Girls, Broadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Sue Terwilliger (Sapphire Music.)