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Marie and Rosetta
The compelling life stories of two gospel singers set the stage for an inspiring evening full of roof-raising, heart-rending music.
Celebrated for her fierce guitar playing and swinging gospel music, singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a veritable legend. Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, Sister Rosetta performed gospel in the morning and swing music at the Cotton Club at night, to inevitably become a major influence on rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest icons. This “play with music” chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the greatView more
Prices for Marie and Rosetta start at $35 for preview performances and $40 for regular performances; they vary depending on seat location and performance day and are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30 and $45 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Plus, Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7:00 p.m. performances just $10.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Public previews are all performances between Sat., Mar. 3 and Wed., Mar. 7.
Opening Night: Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Vonderhaar’s Catering. Opening Night performance will be held Thurs., Mar. 8.
Meet the Artists: Please join us for a stimulating and informative discussion with some of the cast members after the following performances: Sun., Mar. 11 at 2 p.m.; Wed., Mar. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Mar. 25 at 2 p.m.; and Thurs., Mar. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
An audio described performance will be held Sat., Mar. 24 at 4 p.m.
A signed performance will be held Sun., Mar. 25 at 2 p.m.
962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Convenient parking is available in the Playhouse garage and can be reserved in advance by calling the Box Office. This is strongly recommended as parking may be sold out on the day of the show, and parking space is limited in Mt. Adams. Garage parking is $8.50 in advance for subscribers and $10 for single ticket buyers and at time of performance (if available). Accessible parking for those with disabilities is located in front of the Playhouse’s main entrance, as well as in the Playhouse parking garage. These spaces are limited and must be reserved and paid for in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability sticker. If you prefer to find free parking on surrounding streets, please allow plenty of extra time. Limited free parking is available (where marked) on streets surrounding the Playhouse. Eden Park officially closes at 10 p.m. As a grace period to the Playhouse and its patrons, the police will not ticket vehicles until one half-hour following the end of a performance. The Playhouse assumes no responsibility for anyone receiving a ticket for illegal parking. We also remind you to lock your car and refrain from leaving any valuables visible inside your vehicle.