DETAILS

Approximate Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
Recommended Age: 13 and Up

The Song is the Story

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions of spirituals and American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. BroadwayWorld describes the play as “…a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”

"★★★★★ - A wonderful jewel box of a show!" — Washington Weekly

 

ARTISTS


Lynette DuPree*
Alberta “Pearl” Johnson 


Colleen Madden*
Susannah Mulally 


Leda Hoffmann
Director 


Abdul Hamid Royal
Music Director

 

Courtney O’Neil
Scenic Designer

Lauren Roark
Costume Designer

Aimee Hanyzerski
Lighting Designer

Erin Paige
Sound Designer

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Melia Gonzalez
Stage Management Resident

Sophiyaa Nayar
Assistant Director

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

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EVENTS

SUN
JAN 28
7:00PM

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

 

VIDEOS

 

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January 19 – March 18, 2018
Stackner Cabaret
by Frank Higgins
Directed by Leda Hoffmann

 

THE CAMILLE AND DAVID KUNDERT STACKNER CABARET SEASON

 

Executive Producer
Katherine Gehl

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