Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for the new musical Shout Sister Shout!, featuring a book by Cheryl West and a score culled from the hits of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. It runs July 26-August 20.
Based on Gayle Wald's book of the same title, the musical explores the life of Tharpe, a trailblazer in the history of American music, influential on the likes of Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and more. Randy Johnson serves as creator and director of the production.
The cast includes Tracy Nicole Chapman as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Logan Charles as Isaiah, Yvette Cason as Katie Bell/Mahalia Jackson, Michael A. Shepperd as Rev. Tharpe, Angela Teek as Marie, and Thomas Hobson, Boise Holmes, and Armando Yearwood Jr. in the ensemble. On the creative team are choreographer Keith Young, musical director Rahn Coleman, scenic designer Steven C. Kemp, costume designer Dana Rebecca Woods, lighting designer Jared A. Sayeg, sound designer Jon Gottlieb, and wig/hair designer Carol F. Doran.
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