Hawkeye Community College is offering a free musical titled, “Respect:  A Musical Journey of Women”.  This musical takes a funny, exuberant look at the lives of women as told through 50 top 40 songs. This special performance will be on Thursday, June 19, from 7-9 PM in Tama Hall on the Hawkeye campus. The college is located at 1501 East Orange Road in Waterloo.

Dr. Dorothy Marcic, a Vanderbilt professor, created the show based on her book, RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, where she analyzed all Top-40 female song lyrics since 1900. Marcic combines excerpts with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more. It is presented by the Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre from the University of Iowa.  Individuals who are interested in attending can reserve free tickets online at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/go/respect.