Maryellen McCabe and her band Phoenix
Rising present HEROES AND HEROINES:
A Mythic, Multi-cultural, Theatrical
Concert about great men and women who serve the common good.
Heroes and Heroines is an inspirational
journey that pays tribute to great leaders of the past and instills
hope for the future.
About the Musical Performance
Maryellen McCabe and her band Phoenix Rising perform an inspiring,
contemporary, folk rock style theatrical concert. The performance
includes songs on the lives of great men and women who have served
the common good. Her multi-media, multi-cultural concert includes
original songs on:
- Mother Teresa
- Francis Bacon
- Thomas Jefferson
- Sojourner Truth
- Martin Luther King
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Nicholas Roerich
An historical overview of the person's achievement in history is
introduced in the form of both monologues and poetry derived from
the best in American literature. This show is relevant to a variety
of curriculums including social studies, humanities, creative writing,
history and psychology.
Music is a familiar mode, particularly for young people to absorb
new ideas. It can be one of the most effective and important ways
to inspire values and ideals without the alienating feature of appearing
Heroes and Heroines is relevant to both college and high school
audiences. It has also been successfully performed at conferences,
holistic learning centers, clubs and progressive democratic fund
Artistic and Educational Value
Abraham Maslow once asked his students,
Which of you in the class hopes to write the great American
novel, or to be a Senator, or Governor, or a President? Who want
to be Secretary-General of the United Nations? Or a great composer?
Who aspires to be a saint like Schwitzer, perhaps? Who among you
will be a great leader?
He then went on to report that everybody in his classroom began
blushing and squirming until he asked, "If not you, then who
We would like to ask these same questions of the many college and
high school students who need to be nurtured and empowered by the
possibilities that lie within them to do great things and for the
right reasons...that is, to serve mankind.
for Heroes and Heroines