Milwaukee Rep’s “Black Pearl Sings” @ Colectivo Prospect

Posted: December 20, 2017

Cast members from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of “Black Pearl Sings” are coming to Colectivo with a sneak peek featuring selections from their full show! Part of the Friday Song Series showcasing performances from The Rep’s 2017/18 Season…

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ Colectivo Prospect, 4pm

ABOUT THE MUSICAL playing January 19 – March 18, 2018 at the Stackner Cabaret: Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions of spirituals and American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. BroadwayWorld describes the play as “…a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”

Tickets and more information for the full production are available here at The Rep’s website.


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