SHE PERSISTED, THE MUSICAL Atlantic for Kids presents

Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical (Virtual Production)

Nov 20, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021 

$5 per Single-Viewer device | $20 per Family device

An awe-inspiring virtual production designed for our current times.

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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 is BACK in an adventurous new digital format! Our New York Premiere may have been cut short due to Covid-19, but we persisted, reuniting our team against all odds — from New York to California, Tennessee, Kentucky and beyond. We’re thrilled to bring you an awe-inspiring virtual remount of last season’s Off Broadway Alliance Award winner for “Best Family Show”!

In this trailblazing 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. 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! Recommended for children 5+ but welcomes kids (and adults) of all ages.

Run time: Approximately 60 minutes, no intermission.
Closed captioning is available.

Plus, a LIVE event:
Watch party

Sunday, January 10 | 4:15 – 6:15 ET
$25 Single Viewer | $50 Family Viewing

4:15 – 5:15pm | Watch Party Performance (ShowTix4U)
5:15 – 5:30pm | Intermission
5:30 – 6:00pm | Live with Atlantic featuring Chelsea Clinton and director MK Lawson (Zoom)
6:00 – 6:15pm | Theater activity for young audiences led by Melissa Mahoney (Zoom)

Join us on January 10 for a community Watch Party and digital playground! Watch the show with us, and then stick around to learn more about Chelsea Clinton’s inspirations, the show’s journey from page to stage to screen courtesy of director MK Lawson, and how the show’s themes continue to resonate today. Plus, get a taste of our Atlantic Acting School classes for kids and teens with a brief theater activity for our young audiences!

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Turn She Persisted, The Musical into your own interactive educational experience! Learn the music and lyrics to “Walk On” and the choreography to “Run My Race,” courtesy of the show’s cast, before tuning in to watch the show on your own time.



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.



A social story is a tool that helps individuals know what to expect in unfamiliar situations by walking through the experience with pictures and text. They are often used by individuals on the autism spectrum or people with sensory, social or cognitive disabilities. For this virtual production, the social story walks the audience through what to expect in the streaming show with pictures and a summary.



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Atlantic is committed to connecting deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives. To further that commitment particularly in light of the current health crisis, we’re offering this digital presentation of She Persisted: The Musical free of charge to partner schools nationwide incorporating our programming into their classroom curriculum.

As a non-profit theater company, Atlantic has always relied on our community of supporters. But today, we need them more than ever. If you can, we hope you’ll add a donation to your virtual order. Whether it’s $10 to underwrite a single student ticket or $250 to cover an entire class of young people, your support of any size would go a long way in securing Atlantic’s future and sustaining accessible programming like this. Thank you for your consideration.

Reviews (New York Premiere)

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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.”


Photos by Ahron R. Foster.