Growing Up Woman

a song cycle musical

book & lyrics by Barbara Tumarkin Dunham (with Clarke Dunham)
music by Leonard Lehrman, op. 54

(45') 7/79
for 5 female voices, baritone & dancers with piano or orch. of 5
prod. at Glassboro State College, Glassboro NJ 9/80, 2/81 & 7 perfs 4-5/81

1-act version by composer (45') 10/82 for 4 female voices and baritone
prem. Berlin 4/30/84 15 numbers
(posted complete on YouTube, 2013)
with Angie Perez (as Juliette), Ute Gabriel, Silvia Weiss, Constance DeFotis, and David Bloch (as the Man)
and instrumental ensemble conducted from the piano by the composer
direction & choreography by Joaquin LaHabana
For playlist, click here.

Individual numbers:
title song
So Low
Silhouette - You Never Regarded Him As a Man
Ice & Glass & Diamonds
The House of Empty Rooms
You Never Regarded (Reprise) - Someone
Wind-Up Woman
Tears and Rain Are Water
The Geese Are Flying
Why Without Him? - Where Is Our Intimacy, My Love?
Fragments, Flyin' High, Finale
Bows (including Director bow)

Excerpts: "So Low" perf. Basel 5/10/81; Golden Fleece, NYC 5/8/94
"Growing Up Woman," "So Low," "Ice and Glass and Diamonds,"
"Why Without Him," "Where Is Our Intimacy" and "Finale"
perf. Bremerhaven 8/20/82
"So Low" incorporated into Helene Williams/Leonard Lehrman program,
The Broadway You Know & Don't Know
Performances of June 18, 2011 and Nov. 20, 2011 posted on YouTube