Monday, August 01, 2011

Vincent Williams directs Carolyn Bryant in Mahalia at SLT on August 11,12, 13 at 7:30 pm

Carolyn Bryant by trudeau
Carolyn Bryant, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Actress Carolyn Bryant becomes Mahalia in a Shreveport Little Theater production, says Robert Darrow. Bryant is being directed in the Tom Stolz musical biography by Vincent Williams.

"Halie" Jackson was born in in New Orleans in 1911. In 1927, at the age of sixteen, Jackson moved from the south to Chicago, Illinois, in the midst of the Great Migration, says Wikipedia. By 1950 she was being recognized as the Queen of Gospel and was presented at Carnegie Hall.

Her stellar career closed in Chicago on January 27, 1972, when heart failure and diabetes complications caused her passing.

SLT box office is open - all tickets are $10 - at 424-4439.

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