Discover two women who gave rock its roll when Detroit Public Theatre presents “Marie and Rosetta” on Thursday. Created by George Brant, the musical drama opens Thursday at The Max.
Referred to by some as the “godmother of rock ‘n’ roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe influenced the likes of Elvis Presley and Ray Charles with her fierce guitar playing and unique style of gospel. Marie and Rosetta features electrifying songs as it brings us into Tharpe’s first rehearsal with young protégée Marie Knight before they set out to become one of the great duos in music history.
The Detroit Public Theatre production of Sister Rosetta Tharpe is directed by Courtney Burkett. Performances are through March 11 in Allesee Hall at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. For reservations, click here.