by Ground Floor Theatre

Aug. 20 - Aug. 21, 2019

Currently in development in Austin. ROSETTA is an original musical exploring the forgotten legacy of Black musical pioneer Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973). Embracing the musical styles of gospel, blues, swing and the love ballad, Candyce Rusk, Kim Euell and Craig Toungate tell Rosetta’s passionate and bold story, while revealing her profound influence on the American musical canon.

ROSETTA, the original Austin musical, unravels the life story of Rosetta Tharpe, the premiere Black guitarist and performer who laid the bedrock of rock and roll.

Join us for two evening developmental workshops of the new book of ROSETTA by Kim Euell, lyrics by creator Candyce Rusk and music by Craig Toungate. Directed by Jeremy Rashad, with musical direction by Tyler Mabry.

Performers include Michelle Alexander, Jessica O’Brien, Jacqui Cross and Matrex Kilgore.

Candyce Rusk



by book by Candyce Rusk, music & additional lyrics by Craig Toungate
Ground Floor Theatre

August 20 - August 21, 2019
Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702


ROSETTA Musical development workshops next Tuesday August 20 & Wednesday August 21, 2109, 8 pm curtain.

Tickets pay what ya wish. 

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