The Rep’s ‘Sirens of Song’ shows empowerment for women


The Michelle Obama musical opened Sunday night at the Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret.

Not really, but it might as well belong to her.

The musical “Sirens of Song” – conceived, written and directed by Kevin Ramsey – is the story of women, told through three divas, from the earliest day of the struggle for recognition and equality and to the eventual triumph of the soul.

It is truly a story like Obama’s – and like every girl and woman who walks her own walk even if strife and problems are in her path. Women overcome, get to where they want and become beautiful while also setting their own definitions of beauty. As one of the divas says, “A woman’s place is wherever her dreams can take her.”

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