Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates gospel music icon Mahalia Jackson in MAHALIA, a musical by Tom Stolz, directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, with musical direction by Melanie Bivens. The production has added a command performance on Sunday, February 26 at 7:30PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

"What better way to kick off Black History and lead into Women's History month than with this entertaining and educational production about the life of Mahalia Jackson," says Director Shirley Marks Whitmore. "Although music has evolved in many ways, we still look to the expression of song writers and musical artists to communicate our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs."

A joyous celebration of the life and music of the world's greatest gospel singer: a humble, deeply religious woman whose expressive, full throated voice carried her from a three room shanty in New Orleans to international fame. The joy and inspiration of her heartfelt songs provide a counterpoint to the urgent messages delivered by her friend Martin Luther King, Jr. Standing at his side, Mahalia Jackson became the musical voice of the civil rights movement. This harmonious tribute includes music by various gospel composers as well as hymns and spirituals made famous by Mahalia Jackson.

Featured cast members include: Asia Craft, Andre Neal, Crystal Rae, and Dorothy Lastice.

Previews: January 21, 22, 25 Show Runs: January 26 - February 26, 2017. Performance Days and Times: Thursdays: 7:30 p.m; Fridays: 8:00 p.m; Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m; and Sundays: 3:00 p.m. Tickets ($30 - $61) online at www.EnsembleHouston.com or by calling 713-520-0055. Opening Night and Media Reception, Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

high res photos Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
The cast of MAHALIA

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