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Sheila Firestone Speaks About The Journey Of Creating A Musical At Boca Raton Branch Of American Pen Women On January 26th. Public Is Invited

The public is invited to hear composer, Sheila Firestone present The Journey to Creating the Musical, “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” on Saturday, January 26 at the TeaLicious Tea House in Delray Beach, FL.  An active member of the Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women, Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel, the twenty-two year span in creating this musical, plus the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her. Sheila’s full staged musical premieres on February 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to RSVP!  The National League Of American Pen Women is a valuable organization for women artists, authors, composers, creators, and musicians to network.  These events are open to the public






Boca Raton Branch, National League Of American Pen Women 


The Journey to Creating the Musical:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Hear Music From a New Musical and The Story of its Creation!

Sheila Firestone – Music Composer

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 p.m



Reserve by January 18, 2019 :


TeaLicious Tea House

4995 W. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33445




Join the Boca Raton Pen Women for a delightful afternoon, featuring a preview of some of the music from “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” and a delicious tea luncheon. Composer and Pen Woman, Sheila Firestone will present “The Journey to Creating the Musical, Miriam and the Women of the Desert.” Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel and the sights, sounds and visions that inspired her compositions. Her musical accomplishment, which took over twenty-two years to complete, is a fascinating story about Sheila, as well as the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her.



Sheila Firestone




Sheila is a prolific musician whose orchestral works have been performed at venues in the U.S. and internationally. She served as the Music Chair of the Boca Raton NLAPW since 2003, and was Branch President from 2014 to 2018.





Members: $27 ~ Non-members: $30    Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Hutt, 7666 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Email Elaine Hutt for more information:

Luncheon Menu: Please circle your choice of croissant sandwich:

(1) Croissant with turkey

(2) Croissant with tuna salad

(3) Croissant with egg salad

(4) Croissant with chicken salad


Croissant sandwiches are served with soup of the day, a small salad and fruit.
Dessert: scone with clotted cream and preserves.

Choice of Four Teas: Lemon Lavender,  Apple Honey,  English Breakfast,  Decaf Creme Brulé.


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Deadline for Receipt of Checks: January 18, 2019   

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.






The fully staged production of Sheila’s new musical, with a cast of talented singers:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Sunday,  February 24, 2019
4:00  – 5:15  pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
188 South Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

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A spiritual musical journey that speaks to the Exodus through the eyes of Miriam the Prophetess. Stories are drawn from Torah and from midrash. Miriam, the keeper of the well, the voice of the women, along with her brothers Aaron and Moses, leads the journey. Explores family relationships of mothers raising strong women, father’s influence, meaningful love relationships, offspring and generational heritage. As we wander through the desert searching for meaning, the cast of seven beautifully trained voices tells the stories of Miriam, Zipporah, Yocheved and significant others. Featuring Cantor David Presler as the Pharaoh. Book, lyrics and music by composer Sheila Firestone.




Moses and Jethro



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About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and music composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C, is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.






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