Image of African American woman playing a white guitar in sparkly dress.
Carrie Compere and the cast of the 2019 Seattle Repertory Theatre Production of Shout Sister Shout! Photo by Bronwen Houck.

SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

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.

date March 15, 2023 — May 13, 2023
duration TBA
rating Recommended for ages 12 and older
accessibility Accessible

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.

Artistic Team

Writer Cheryl L. West
Music Director Sheilah V. Walker
Choreographer William Carlos Angulo
Director Kenneth L. Roberson
Based on the biography entitled “Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe” By Gayle F. Wald

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