An adolescent romance, a brief rise to pop stardom, a queer musical memoir (about how we’ll never get out of middle school) conceived by award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Sobule – whose 1990s hits include “Supermodel” and the original “I Kissed a Girl.”
Time travel back to the 70s as Jill Sobule, with the help of her middle school band, weaves a melodic tale about surviving 7th grade to become the first pop music artist to pen the first openly-Queer song that landed on the Billboard Top 20. Jill guides the audience through the inner turmoil of pre-pubescence, the elation of getting a record deal, and the frustration and disheartening politics of dealing with the recording industry as a Queer artist. Can she ultimately embrace the song that made her a household name?
Sobule, who recently made her theater debut with her critically acclaimed turn (called “a standout” by the LA Times) in Center Theatre Group’s production of A Wicked Soul In Cherry Hill, is joined on stage by Julie Wolf and Nini Camps and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, both members of the all-female rock trio Antigone Rising, which has toured with the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Melissa Ethridge.