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Seattle Premiere

Shout Sister Shout!

November 9 - December 22, 2019

Bagley Wright Theater

You must, must, MUST catch this show!

Broadway World

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.

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Pay What You Choose Nov 12, Nov 14, Nov 17, Nov 19, Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 8 at 2 p.m.
Preview Performances Nov. 9, 10, and 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Play Design Talk Nov. 12 at 6:45 p.m.
Opening Night Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Captioned Performance Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpreted Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Audio Described Performance Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Post-Play Actor Talks Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and Dec. 13, 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Creative Team

Playwright & Co-Creator

Cheryl L. West

Director & Co-Creator

Randy Johnson

Cast, Production, Band

Cast

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Carrie Compere

Ensemble

Alexis Tidwell

Stage Manager/Ensemble

Nehemiah Hooks

Praise Brother/Cab Calloway/Ensemble

Joseph Anthony Byrd

LeeAnnie/Ensemble

Porscha Shaw

Marie Knight/Ensemble

Allison Semmes

Praise Brother/Dizzy Gillespie/Lucky Millinder/Ensemble

Chaz Rose

Praise Brother/Pastor/Russell Morrison/Ensemble

Timothy Ware

Praise Brother/Little Richard/Ensemble

Christin Byrdsong

Richie/Red Foley/Ensemble

Jason Kappus

Reverend Tharpe/Ensemble

Ty Willis

Katie Bell Nubin/Mahalia Jackson

Carol Dennis

Understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shaunyce Omar

Male Swing

Darryl Reuben Hall

Production

Choreographer

William Carlos Angulo

Music Director & Additional Arrangements/ Orchestrations

Sheilah V. Walker

Set Designer

GW Skip Mercier

Costume Designer

Emilio Sosa

Lighting Designer

Robert Wierzel

Sound Designer

Joanna Lynne Staub

Projection Designer

Kwame Braun

Associate Director

Tyler Rhodes

Orchestrator/Arranger

Brendan Milburn

Associate Choreographer

Emily Madigan

Stage Manager

Stina Lotti

Assistant Stage Manager

Shellie Stone

Assistant Stage Manager

Cristine Anne Reynolds

Associate Music Director

Emma Weiss

Copyist

Elisa Money

Dance Captain

Christin Byrdsong

New York Casting

Laura Stanczyk, CSA/Brick Wall Theatrical

Seattle Casting

Kaytlin McIntyre

Associate Sound Designer

D.R. Amromin

Band

Guitar

Justin S. Davis

Guitar

Daniel Rainard

Conductor/Hammond Organ

Sheilah V. Walker

Keyboard 1/Rehearsal Pianist

Emma Weiss

Bass

Evan Flory-Barnes

Drums

Jamael Nance

Trumpet

Nathan Breedlove

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Inside Seattle Rep

Read About the Play

Explore the making of the show, interviews, and more!

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Shout Sister Shout! Press

Hear what the critics have to say about this rollicking new musical!

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Student Matinees

For Teachers

Book this year’s field trips today!
When you book a student matinee, you have access to four complimentary workshops

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Delve into the unabridged audiobook of Gayle F. Wald’s 2007 noted biography, Shout, Sister, Shout!, the eye-opening story of the “Godmother of Rock and Roll,” GRAMMY® nominee and 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Read by Emmy® and Tony® Award-winner, Leslie Uggams, as well as Shawn T. Andrew and author and record producer, Anthony Heilbut, the audiobook was just released by Beacon Press and includes recordings by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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