Girl power reigns at the Elks Theatre this weekend

Those British Girls, presented by TAD Management, plays Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Respect — A Salute to Women Who Rock, presented by Lonely Street Productions, plays Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Both shows are at the Elks Theater, 177 E. Gurley St.

Those British Girls, presented by TAD Management, plays Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Respect — A Salute to Women Who Rock, presented by Lonely Street Productions, plays Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Both shows are at the Elks Theater, 177 E. Gurley St.

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Those British Girls, presented by TAD Management, plays Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m.

Respect — A Salute to Women Who Rock, presented by Lonely Street Productions, plays Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

Both shows are at the Elks Theater, 177 E. Gurley St. Tickets are available by phone, 928-777-1370 or online at prescottelkstheater.com

Women have played a major role in the development and growth of rock music, but rock’s bad boys usually get all the accolades. That will change with two shows at the Elks Theater this weekend that put the spotlight squarely on the women who made the genre what is it today.

“Respect — A Salute to Women Who Rock” covers powerful female singers and musicians, from Connie Francis of the 1950s to Janis Joplin in the ’60s, and Stevie Nicks ’70s domination to the gritty rock of Pat Benatar of the ’80s

This show is driven by five women who sing and play the hits.

“The coolest thing about the show is that it’s an all-female band,” vocalist Brittany Mazur said. “It’s something that you rarely see today.

“There’s just crazy talent coming from this group, both individually and collectively,” she continued. “That’s what going to make the show stand out” to the audience.

The group plays its second-ever show at the Elks this weekend.

Maybe your tastes run to the British invasion — the female British invasion.

“Those British Girls” celebrates the music of the best of the British pop stars, such as Petula Clark, the Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, and Adele.

The show pays homage to the worldwide power of Britain’s female musical talent over the past five decades.

Five women also comprise this show’s cast, backed by a three-piece band.

The high-energy show “is so exciting, and it never stops moving,” said vocalist Laura Berger. “When you hear a song, you think, ‘Oh, that was my favorite song,’ and then the next song starts, and you think, ‘Oh, no, wait, that was my favorite song.’

“It’s all really recognizable music that people are going to have memories around, songs that are going to take them back to happy times in their lives,” she said.