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Seattle Premiere

Shout Sister Shout!

November 8 - December 22, 2019

Bagley Wright Theater

A rollicking celebration of her [Sister Rosetta Tharpe's] joyous spirit

Hollywood Reporter

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 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec 8 at 2 p.m.

Creative Team

Cheryl L. West

Creator & Book

Randy Johnson

Creator & Director

Cast and Production

Cast

Rosetta Tharpe

Carrie Compere

Little Richard

Christin Byrdsong

Bo Willie

Boise Homes

Richie

Jason Kappus

Marie

Allison Semmes

Lucky

Chaz Rose

Leeannie

Porscha Shaw

Katie Bell

Carol Dennis

Reverend

Lawrence Clayton

Pastor

Timothy Ware

Female Swing for Rosetta Tharpe

Shaunyce Omar

Ensemble

Alexis Tidwell

Ensemble

Nehemiah Hooks

Male Swing

Darryl Reuben Hall

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Student Matinees

For Teachers

Book this year’s field trips today!
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