Wednesday, December 12, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: MARIE AND ROSETTA at Park Square Theatre

Read what our bloggers thought about Park Square Theatre's regional premiere of MARIE AND ROSETTA, about real life gospel and rock&roll legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe. (Spoiler alert: they loved it!)
Compendium - Minneapolis
"The linchpin of the whole thing rests with Jamecia Bennett, who is superb as Sister Rosetta (and may be my favorite performance all year). Bennett has the look, the swag, the dialogue, and especially the pipes - her voice bellows throughout the theater like a sound tsunami, enveloping each and every audience member in a tight, warm, rich embrace. If you're not in tears by her second number or so, I'm not sure you have a soul."
Cherry and Spoon
"This play with music paints a beautiful picture of these two very different women, their music, and their relationship, as well as the hardships both faced in their lives and careers, and brings these two musical legends to vivid life"
Photo by Petronella J. Ytsma