With special guests Joshua Henry, Lexi Lawson and Jessica Vosk.
Pop sensation and Hamilton alum Ari Afsar will present a “live demo” concert of her new musical Jeannette on Monday, July 29 at 7.30pm. Afsar will be joined by special guests Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Carousel), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton, In The Heights) and Jessica Vosk (Wicked). An epic pop musical based on the true story of America’s first congresswoman, Jeannette electrifies the life and history of suffrage activist Jeannette Rankin who was elected to Congress in 1916—three years before women were granted the right to vote.
Ari Afsar is a singer/songwriter with placements on ABC, Disney, and an On-Demand feature. A graduate of Ethnomusicology Jazz from UCLA, Afsar just released her debut EP, "Somewhere I Thought I'd Be." Most recently she opened for Michelle Obama at the Shrine Auditorium, performed at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and opened for the ACLU national conference in D.C. She was the original Eliza Hamilton in Chicago's production of Hamilton, Miss California 2010, top 10 at Miss America 2011, a top 36 American Idol Alum, and currently stars in a SXSW-award winning series. She has been an advocate/performer/and public speaker for The Women's March, The Social Innovation Summit, Nexus Global, The University of Chicago, The MoveOn rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, and The United State of Women.