Shout Sister Shout!

Photo Credit: From the prior production at Seattle Rep


Inspired by Gayle F. Wald’s book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe—one of America’s most influential rock, R&B and gospel crossover singers and guitarists. Ambitious, courageous and uncompromisingly public, Tharpe became a pioneer of the women’s movement for racial and sexual equality and musical legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s and beyond. Dive into Cheryl L. West’s spirited, authentic and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock and roll.

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Ford Theatre’s roof is raised by the gospel of ‘Shout Sister Shout!’

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Who’s Involved

  • Book by Cheryl L. West
  • Directed by Kenneth Roberson
  • Music Directed by Sheilah V. Walker
  • Arranged & Orchestrated by Joseph Joubert
  • Choreography by William Karlos Angulo
  • Carrie Compere as Rosetta Tharpe
  • Carol Denis as Katie Bell Nubin

More Information

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