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Gospel, guitar, and the godmother of rock-n-roll.

West Coast Premiere! 

January 16 - February 16, 2019

Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances. 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is a 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee! 

Neighborhood: Mission Valley and Old Town

Cygnet Theatre
4040 Twiggs St
San Diego, CA 92110

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Date & Time

Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30PM / Fridays at 8PM / Saturdays at 3PM & 8PM / Sundays at 2PM & 7PM
Recurs every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


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Only 10 spots available.

So book yours before it sells out!



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