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A Musical Tribute to Suffragists ‘The Right is Ours!’ Onstage at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Published on Sep 28, 2023

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The new premiering musical “The Right Is Ours!” at  Sierra Madre Playhouse revolves around on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony’s  friendship that changed the world.

The musical runs through Oct. 8. It aims not just to entertain but to educate the public about the efforts of Stanton and Anthony to grant women the right to vote. 

“The story is about Elizabeth Caty Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their quest to obtain the vote for women.  At the end of the play, they didn’t live to see that happen, but they led the way,”  Sierra Madre Playhouse Company Manager Berrie Tsang said. 

“Many people today are familiar with the name Susan B. Anthony. We hope that in presenting the friendship between these two remarkable women, people will now realize the equal importance of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth did most of the writing while Susan B. became the face of the movement.” 

Tsang expressed hopes that through the musical, people will realize that the fight for equality for women is not yet over even until today. 

Tsang said in a salute to women who have “picked up the fight,” the audience can look forward to a montage of important and influential women at the play.

She said the montage has brought many audience members to tears upon seeing the montage. 

“We love that people are affected by our musical,” Tsang remarked. “I think audiences reacting to our story is all the triumph we need.”

Actress Emily Abeles will play the role of Elizabeth Cady Stanton while actress Anna Mintzer will portray Susan B. Anthony. 

Other actors include Paige Berkovitz, Carlin Castellano and Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield.

The show is written and directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz, famous for “The Brady Bunch” and “Gilligan’s Island.” The music and lyrics are by Adryan Russ, whose work is well-known in theater and film.

Tickets, priced from $25.00 to $45.00, can be purchased on the Sierra Madre Playhouse website:

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