SUFFRAGETTES: With Liberty and Voting for All

50 minutes
TCT on Tour

In 2020, we the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration.

Public Performances
September 21-22
TCT on Tour
Touring through November 3

What Critics Are Saying About the Show

"It’s a must-see for older kids, tweens and even teens — the next generations of voters — and an inspiring reminder for parents of just how important our roles are."
— Cincinnati Parent
So many people – including the adults in the audience – kept saying how much they learned from the performance. The actors were wonderful, and I was so thankful that we were able to have such an interesting, timely event at the Madeira Library.
— The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Madeira Branch
I had two teachers reach out to tell me how moving the show was!
— Victoria Theatre Association
They were phenomenal. The residents were totally engaged with the character presentations
— Marjorie P. Lee Event Center


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Whitney is excited to be making her debut with TCT. Past credits include It Should’ve Been You (Annie), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Dreamgirls (Michelle), as well as performing in the Holly Jolly Trolley Show at Carowinds Amusement Park. Whitney is a graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Music Performance and Minor in Dramatic Arts.
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Lauren is a proud graduate of Wright State University’s BFA Musical Theatre Program. She was last seen with TCT at the Taft Theatre as Cinderella/Trinhilda in Sleeping Beauty. Regional Credits: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Twelfth Night (Olivia). WSU Credits: No, No, Nanette! (Nanette), The Music Man (Marian u/s), The Great Gatsby (Daisy u/s), Peter Pan (Wendy u/s). Website: Instagram: @misslaureneileen.
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LaShondra is honored to join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for their 100th season! She recently received her M.F.A. from the University of Louisville and is excited about this new chapter of her career. Some of LaShondra’s proudest theatrical credits include The Mountaintop, Fabulation, Eurydice, Our Country’s Good, Crowns, Fences, and Flyin’ West. Other opportunities include an apprenticeship with Williamstown Theatre Festival ‘16, a company member of U of L’s Repertory Theatre Company, and partner of the 2019 winner of the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan competition.
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James is ecstatic to be joining The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati this year as part of their touring company. James just finished the internship program at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as part of the '18-'19 season where he was seen in mainstage shows such as Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and A Christmas Carol. Touring shows included Cyrano and Five Little Monkeys. James graduated from The University of Louisville in 2017 with a Bachelor's in Theatre Arts. He is looking forward to another great year in Cincinnati and working with the amazing team at TCT!



Book by Mary Tensing

Music by singer-songwriter, Tracy Walker

Directed by Mary Tensing

Assistant Director: Natalie Bird

Music Director: Matthew Umphreys

Technical Director: Spencer Burke

Properties Master: Sydney Sheets

Tour Manager: Brandi Langford Sherrill

Costume Design: Jeff Shearer

Scenery Graphics: Mikki Graff

Show Resources

Study Guides
Suffragettes – With Liberty and Voting for All Edition
Audio Floodlights Presents

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to join Resident Teaching Artist, Scott Hunt, and take a peek behind-the-scenes at our TCT On Tour production of SUFFRAGETTES: WITH LIBERTY AND VOTING FOR ALL and learn more about what it takes to write and direct a play that features historical characters from the show’s Author and Director, Mary Tensing.

Thematic Connections
American History, Ancestry, Arts Integration, Biography, Civics/Politics, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Current Events, Fairness, Freedom, Government, Growth and Change, History, Music, Possibilities, Responsibility, Social Studies, Strength of Character, Teamwork, Women's History

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