Originally presented in New York City in the New York Musical Festival.
Scott Payne, Executive Director
Savage the Musical is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Chickasaw Native American sharpshooter and silent film actress, Wanda Savage. Savage is a powerful story of redemption about a divorced, single, indigenous mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself, but at the heart of the story is a mother and her son. This rebel heart fulfilled her dreams in a time when women were just starting to have a voice. Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, Vaudeville, and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price, losing the one she loved most. Savage is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago and holds up a mirror to our society to see how far we have come...or not. Savage is told through catchy, pop influenced jazz music with some bluesy funk.
Savage the Musical is inspired by Creator, Cowriter, Co-composer, and Lyricist, Nicolette Blount's Great Grandmother, Mattie Hardwick AKA Wanda Savage.
Savage the Musical
Book: Nicolette Blount and Lindel Hart
Music: Nicolette Blount and John Waynelovich
Lyrics: Nicolette Blount
some additional lyrics by John Waynelovich