Shout Sister Shout! is a musical about the life and music of legendary gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, whose hits include "Down by the Riverside," "This Train," and "Strange Things Happen Every Day." Tharpe, known as The Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll, was a trailblazer in the history of American music and influenced some of the greatest rock 'n' roll and R&B singers of all time, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, and Johnny Cash. Shout Sister Shout! was created and directed by Randy Johnson, who wrote and directed the Broadway hit A Night With Janis Joplin. Its book is by Cheryl West (Play On!).