SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
Written and Directed By Greg Williams Jr.
Music by Various Artists
“Sweet Georgia Brown” tells the story of the diva herself, Georgia, who has thoroughly burned her bridges in the music industry. Rumor has it she physically assaulted Etta James, cursed out Dr. Martin Luther King, and maybe even stole the Tree of Hope from the Apollo Theatre. Determined to get back on top of the charts, Georgia takes a gig in a hole-in-the-wall club. In the process, she befriends a group of colorful characters who help her grow out of her wild ways and get back on top.
Featuring a live on-stage band and chock-full of memorable blues songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s, like “Shotgun,” “When Love Comes to Town” and “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” ”Sweet Georgia Brown” is sure to move audiences with its songs and funny, heartwarming story.
PERFORMANCESThursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m.
VENUE INFORMATIONLSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
RUN TIME2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15- minute intermission
TICKETSRegular Admission | $30
Kids and Students With Valid ID| $25
Groups of 10 or More | $20 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.
FEATURINGOllie - Angela Smith
Cliff - Caleb Landry
Loretta - Charde Nelson
Pound Cake - Christian Jones
Hatch - Christopher Johnson
Sweet Georgia Brown - Erika Pattman *
Sugga - Hope Landor
Nippie “The Shank Sistas” - Ingrid Roberson*
Faye - Kaylee Gomez
Mojo Johnson - Keyarron Harrold
Cadillac - Khari Moise Smith *
Ida Mae - Krystal Gomez
Ruby - LaNea Wilkinson
LaWanna the Juke Joint Jezebel - Latosha Knighten
Willie James - Michael Russ
Shirley - Queline Ketchens
Hershcel Johnson - Roderick Tevan Jarreau *
Sippie “The Shank Sistas” - Shika Crayton *
Kitty - Trinity Star Alexander
Jimmy Earl - Kyle Smith
AGE RECOMMENDATIONPG-13 Rated Show (Recommended for Ages 14+)
Show contains adult content and language. No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.
CREATIVE TEAMDirector - Greg Williams, Jr.
Stage Manager - Kayla Basco
Musical Director - Marcus Haney
Choreographer - Dwight Bell
Dance Captain - Krystal Gomez
Costume Designer - Dorrian Wilson and Christian Jones
Costume Assistant - Kennedi Davenport
Set Designer - Austin Aschbrenner
Lighting Designer - Piper Productions
Sound Designer - Piper Productions
Production Manager - Christopher D. Daniel
Wig Designer - Shenikewa Ross and Christian Jones
Make-Up Designer - Ashleigh Davenport
Props Designer - Melanie Williams
Media and Public Relations - Frederick Price III
Assistant Director - Jarvis Stewart
MUSICIANSMusical Director/Piano - Marcus Haney
Bass Guitar - Benjamin Groover Jr.
Lead Guitar - Judah Wilson *
Drums - Charles Baker