Shout Sister Shout!
By Cheryl L. West
Created by Randy Johnson & Cheryl L. West
Directed by Randy Johnson
November 8 – December 22, 2019
Bagley Wright Theater
“Long before ‘women in rock’ became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked.” Inspired by Gayle F. Wald’s book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new theatrical work tells “The Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s” incredible story. Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s. Experience her incredible life through this rousing musical portrait.
“A rollicking celebration of her [Sister Rosetta Tharpe's] joyous spirit”