Shout Sister Shout


Shout, Sister, Shout!, a new musical. Book by Cheryl L. West; conceived and directed by Randy Johnson. Premiering at Pasadena Playhouse

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll, a documentary by Mick Csaky


A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick

"Mixing tireless reporting with nuanced musical and cultural insights, Wald's Shout, Sister, Shout! is about as good as musical reparations get."

“Sister Rosetta Tharpe was anything but ordinary and plain; she was a big, good-looking woman and divine, not to mention sublime and splendid. She was a powerful force of nature –a guitar-playing, singing evangelist.”