Script & Lyrics by Adam Tobin Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma Adapted from the book written by Chelsea Clinton & Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger Published by Philomel Books Music Supervision by Macy Schmidt Directed & Choreographed by MK Lawson SHE PERSISTED, THE MUSICAL Atlantic For Kids New York Premiere

Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical

Script & Lyrics by Adam Tobin

Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Adapted from the book written by Chelsea Clinton
& Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Published by Philomel Books
Music supervision by macy schmidt

Directed & Choreographed by MK Lawson

Linda Gross Theater

February 22 – March 22, 2020


She Persisted, The Musical is a rallying cry for all of those tiny feminists, mini activists and little ones ready to take on the world, one dream at a time!

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In this trailblazing new musical for young audiences based on Chelsea Clinton’s best-selling book, fourth-grader Naomi’s field trip to a Women’s History Museum turns into a time travel adventure where she encounters inspirational women overcoming barriers and making waves. Recommended for children 5+ but welcomes kids of all ages.

Running time: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.


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“An exuberant, time-traveling history lesson that instills confidence! The optimistic takeaway for the youngest generation is clear: Persevere. You’ve got this.”

, The New York Times

“Inspirational! A call to action for families raising young feminists, She Persisted  celebrates real-life sheroes while demonstrating that everyone has the power to make a difference.”


“With so many kids’ shows based on fairy tales, it’s a treat to have one inspired by feminist tales.”




Relaxed Performances

We currently hold two Relaxed Performances for each Atlantic for Kids productions: one for public school groups and one for the general public. Relaxed Performances are events designed with accommodations for people—including those with autism, sensory or communication disorders, or developmental differences—who would benefit from a more relaxed theater-going environment.

The relaxed performances for She Persisted, The Musical were  March 6th and March 7th.


study guide

Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.


Photos by Ahron R. Foster.