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CANCELLED - We Won't Sleep
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CANCELLED - We Won't Sleep

May 31 – July 3, 2022

Due to the ongoing secondary impacts COVID has had on our industry, We Won’t Sleep will no longer be a part of this current season. COVID-related restrictions and delays have constrained all aspects of this world premiere production, causing Signature’s commercial producing partner to make the difficult decision not to move forward with the production at this time.

While we hope to present this exciting musical to you in the future, currently we are not rescheduling it and won’t be replacing it with another production. We hope you will be able to join us for one of our other productions this season.


A new, innovative musical based on the true story of a proud Montanan who became the first congresswoman in United States history.

After a life of public service and suffrage activism, Jeannette Rankin shocks the world when she is elected to Congress in 1916—four years before white women got the right to vote. However, after just a few days in Congress she faces a choice that could destroy her life’s mission.

Through invigorating pop music, We Won’t Sleep theatrically disrupts then and now in an exuberant and inspiring experience by America’s most produced playwright Lauren M. Gunderson and singer, composer and activist Ari Afsar (American Idol, Hamilton), that explores the dream of an equal vote for all Americans, a dream that remains unfulfilled even today.

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

This show contains some mild adult language/content, depictions of gender and racial discrimination and theatrical haze. Appropriate for all ages (Signature does not admit children under 6.)

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