BABE: An Olympian Musical

directed by Carolyn Gage

by Carolyn Gage, Music by Andrea Jill Higgins

September 11-13, 2008

Singer/songwriter Ellis steps out as the lead for the concert/reading of this new musical about the greatest woman athlete in history, Babe Didrikson!

Photo of Babe Didrikson couresy of Mary and John Gray Library Special Collections and Lamar University Archives, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Photo of Ellis couresy of Terri Mazurek

This activity made possible in part by funding from A Very Small Arts Fund and Puffin Foundation.


Babe Didrikson: Ellis
Lillie: Valerie Rigsbee
Mama: Amy Lithander
Raymond/Reporter: Billy Mullaney
Tommy/Reporter: Mike Rylander
Suzy: Angela Walberg
Anita: Corey DeDannan
Wanda: Sophia Bera
Sandy: Jennifer Eckes
Recruiter/Reporter: Zach Hammill
Grantland Rice: Frank Matejcek
Betty: Jamie Hultgren
Stage Directions: Katie Kaufmann

Creative Team

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Assistant Producer: Rebecca Rizzio
Playwright/Director: Carolyn Gage
Composer/Music Director: Andrea Jill Higgins
Stage Manager: Jeni Long
Interim Music Director: Connie Dusseau
Rehearsal Pianist: Jaclyn Schwartz
Props/Costumes: Noë Tallen, Alexandra Gould
Program Design: Shannon Buchda