SHINING LIVES: A MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by Jessica Thebus
Music by Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert
Directed by Jessica Thebus
based on the play These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

It’s 1922 and the young women of Chicago’s Radium Dial Company are living a dream – earning good wages and beaming with new-found independence. After years of hand painting watch dials, the so-called “harmless” radium leads to devastating results. Four courageous women upend their lives with a determination to change the future in this compelling new musical, the transcendent tale of heroic lives that glowed with promise.