sweet georgia brown

The story of the diva, Georgia, who has thoroughly
burned her bridges in the music industry.

Written and Directed By

Greg Williams Jr.


Ollie – 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

Creative Team

Director - 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


Musical Director/Piano - Marcus Haney

Bass Guitar - Benjamin Groover Jr.

Lead Guitar - Judah Wilson *

Drums - Charles Baker


“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.

Venue Information

LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Run Time

2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15- minute intermission

Age Recommendation

PG-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.


Thursday, July 252020,at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Information

Regular Admission


Kids and Students With Valid ID


Groups of 10 or More | $20 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.

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