Shirley Andress & Siri Vik
How Lovely To Be A Woman
Sat, Apr 18, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
How Lovely To Be A Woman: the title of our show is at once facetious and faceted ---"with many faces". We could read “how lovely to be a woman” dripping with irony, earnestly, tenderly, or, as a question, and all resonate. At the same time, our theatre-cabaret has many "facets" as well. As a whole, it is about the questions we confront as we look in the mirror...or as we reflect on our ourselves, this prism projected out into the world. What does it mean to be a woman today? Apparently, we have infinite choice and opportunity in this “lean-in” era. Yet we receive confusing messages about what this should look like, how success and joyful living as women should manifest. How much of me, is really me, or is these things we’re told a woman must be? How does this shift and change as I get older? Where is meaning and purpose in my life? How do I find peace and freedom? In my quest to become all the things I should be, am I truly connecting with others? How Lovely to be a Woman circles around these questions of identity, image and womanhood----the feelings and questions which arise when we look in the mirror.
This story-in-song follows two distinct characters at two different junctures in their lives. They follow separate paths, yet at times these paths intersect, occasionally they collide, and ultimately they connect, through vulnerability, love, strength.
Music selections for our show are delightfully eclectic, as well, from the musicals Chicago, Side Show, Ragtime, Edges, I Love You Because, Anyone Can Whistle, Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie as well as songs from contemporary American songwriters Neil Young, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, and Nina Simone.
Directed by Shedd veteran Richard Jessup, How Lovely To Be A Woman is a new form of cabaret show for us. and we are very excited to share it with you. -- Siri Vik & Shirley Andress
The evening is offered in Jaqua cabaret configuration with a bar in the Tykeson Lobby on the main floor. All seats are reserved. Gold circle tabled seating on the main floor, with the rest of the house normal scaling.
Original choreography for "Hot Honey" by Bob Fosse' Adapted by Richard H Jessup.
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Richard H. Jessup, artistic director
Jesse Cloninger, music director
Scenes & Musical Numbers
 How Lovely To Be A Woman Siri/Shirley
(1960) Bye Bye Birdie
Words by Lee Adams - Music by Charles Strouse
 Pretty Woman Siri/Shirley
(1973) A Little Night Music
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 Every Day A Little Death Siri/Shirley
(1979) Sweeney Todd
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 Don't Let it Bring You Down Siri
Words & music by Neil Young
 My Coloring Book Shirley
Words by Fred Ebb - Music by John Kander
 Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk Siri
Words & music by Rufus Wainwright
 I'm A Part Of That Shirley
(2001) The Last Five Years
Words & music by Jason Robert Brown
 Perfect Siri
(2005) Edges: A Song Cycle
Words by Benj Pasek - Music by Justin Paul
 Making Good Shirley
(2003) Wicked
Words & music by Stephen Schwartz
 Everything Must Change Siri/Shirley
Words & music by Bernard Ighner
 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free Siri/Shirley
Words by Dick Dallas - Music by Billy Taylor
 The Actuary Song Siri/Shirley
Words by Ryan Cunningham - Music by Joshua Salzman
 There's Always A Woman Siri/Shirley
(1964) Anyone Can Whistle
Words & music by Stephen Sondheim
 Driving Sideways Siri
Words & music by Aimee Man, Michael Lockwood
 Who Will Love Me As I Am Shirley
(1997) Side Show
Words by Bill Russell - Music by Henry Krieger
 I Think It's Going To Rain Today Siri
Words & music by Randy Newman
 Baby, Baby All The Time Shirley
Words & music by Bobby Troup
 Nowadays Siri/Shirley
(1975) Chicago
Words by Fred Ebb - Music by John Kander
 Hot Honey Rag Siri/Shirley
(1975) Chicago
Words by Fred Ebb - Music by John Kander
 Back To Before Siri/Shirley
(1996) Ragtime
Words by Lynn Ahrens - Music by Stephen Flaherty
 Flight Siri/Shirley
Words & music by Craig Carnelia
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Lee Adams, -
Lynn Ahrens, -
Jason Robert Brown, 1970-
Craig Carnelia, -
Ryan Cunningham, -
Dick Dallas, -
Fred Ebb, -
Stephen Flaherty, -
Bernard Ighner, -
John Kander, -
Henry Krieger, -
Michael Lockwood, -
Aimee Man, -
Randy Newman, -
Benj Pasek, -
Justin Paul, -
Bill Russell, -
Joshua Salzman, -
Stephen Schwartz, -
Stephen Sondheim, 1930-
Charles Strouse, -
Billy Taylor, -
Bobby Troup, 1918-1999
Rufus Wainwright, -
Neil Young, -
Associate Events
Saturday Apr 18
6:00 pmPre-Performance Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
How Lovely To Be A Woman Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
Gold34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
A28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  12.00 
C20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
O16.00  14.50  13.75  13.00  8.00 
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Eugene, Oregon
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