Radium Girls - On-site Production

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 7-9PM and Saturdays • 9AM-12PM

January 5 - February 22

Students in Grades 9-12

Instructor: Anthony Greco & Jessica O'Brien

A Basie Academy Broadway Junior Production

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage—until the girls who painted them fell ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics.

AUDITIONS: Download information on how to audition and prepare your video submission here. Please fill out this audition form with your video submission(s).
Rehearsals: January 5 – February 22 • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9PM and Saturdays, 9AM-12PM
Final Show: February 22

Questions? Email Jessica O’Brien at jobrien@thebasie.org



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