HALIE! The Mahalia Jackson Musical
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre At Magic TheatreThrough Dec 24th
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents HALIE! The Mahalia Jackson Musical in the Magic Theatre at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. HALIE! is a new work that celebrates the life of the gospel legend and Civil Rights activist. The musical follows Jackson’s life from her humble beginnings in New Orleans to her international acclaim as Queen of Gospel and beyond.
Guided by a strong religious calling, Jackson’s gospel performances connected with audiences across the world while deeply highlighting the struggles and joys of African Americans. Combining strong musical performances and a unique look at her life, HALIE! educates and enraptures audiences.
The show’s cast of four includes golden-toned powerhouse Jeannine Anderson as the title character with Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Sam Faustine, and Darryl V. Jones playing a variety of characters from Jackson’s life. Anderson returns to her role after performing in the 2015 workshop. Jones directs the play, which he co-wrote with Wendy E. Taylor.
HALIE! performances in the Magic take place Thursdays through Sundays, December 2, 2022 through December 24, 2022. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays (except Saturday, December 24) and 3:00 p.m. on Sundays and Saturday, December 24, 2022. Ticket prices are $15 to $25 for previews (Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3) and $25 to $50 for the rest of the dates, (Thursdays through Sundays, December 4 to December 24).