Shout Sister Shout! Opening Night Rocks Pasadena Playhouse

The rockin musical debuts in Pasadena | Cast members gather on the Gibson guitar throne in the courtyard of Pasadena Playhouse

It was a festive and decidedly rock and roll Opening Night for Shout Sister Shout! at Pasadena Playhouse Sunday evening where cast, crew, press and audience members celebrated the new show about Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The crowd enjoyed the flowing drinks and desserts as a DJ played classic Sister Rosetta tunes like You Gotta Move, Jericho and Strange Things Happening Every Day. | Audience members in the Pasadena Playhouse courtyard before the show | Various Gibson guitars on display in the Friendship Center off the courtyard

Patrons were invited to take photos and pose on the giant throne made of Gibson guitars, peruse and play Gibson guitars in the Friendship Center off the courtyard. Gibson is sponsoring the production and providing the band guitars including the white Gibson SG Custom Shop VOS Reissue used in the show, which is the guitar often played by Sister Rosetta. | Cast members Thomas Hobson and Michael A. Shepperd

Shout Sister Shout! is playing now at Pasadena Playhouse through August 20. For tickets and information visit | Cast and musicians of Shout Sister Shout along with creator and director Randy Johnson, Artistic Director Emeritus Sheldon Epps, Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman in the Friendship Center at Pasadena Playhouse