Lights! Camera! Soul! presents ‘Mahalia: The Gospel Musical’

December 11, 2015

DSC_0664On Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, Lights! Camera! Soul! presented “Mahalia: The Gospel Musical,” at Body & Soul Healing Arts Center, 3617 N. 48th Street. The play was directed by Samantha Montgomery with musical direction by Erica Johnson and special arrangement by Samuel French. Book, lyrics and music was by Tom Stolz, and starred Don Johnson as Rev. Lawrence/Dorsey/King; Michaela Usher as Mahalia Jackson; Pansy Williams as Aunt Duke/Mildred.
“Mahalia: The Gospel Musical” is a tribute to the telling of one of the world’s greatest singers and features powerful songs that provided a soundtrack not only for the Civil Rights Movement, but for American Culture.
Lights! Camera! Soul!’s mission is to provide a diverse audience with soulful, interactive and captivating entertainment across a verity of performing arts. Di’Monte Henning serves as chairman and Ashley S. Jordan as artistic director.