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Marie and Rosetta

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Leading Ladies presents

Marie and Rosetta

By GEORGE BRANT

MARCH 03 - MARCH 31, 2018
Marx Theatre
About

Directed by NEIL PEPE

Celebrated for her fierce guitar playing and swinging gospel music, singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a veritable legend. Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Sister Rosetta performed gospel in the morning and swing music at the Cotton Club at night, to inevitably become a major influence on rock 'n’ roll’s earliest icons. This “play with music” chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history. Marie and Rosetta’s compelling life stories combined with roof-raising, heart-rending gospel songs set the stage for an inspiring evening at the theatre.

"Not to be missed! It's enough to make the theatre faithful stand up and shout HALLELUJAH!" - Theatremania


ADVISORY:
Marie and Rosetta contains mild adult language and mature themes. These highly talented women were groundbreaking for their time and thus faced issues related to racial prejudice, marital strife and other mature themes that are more suitable for teenage and adult audiences.

Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

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