Review: ‘Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am’

Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am

Rating: ★★★★ (Out of five) — Cinnabar Theater

“Sometimes,” exhorts actress Sharon E. Scott, stirringly embodying the rich voice and sassy-sweet attitude of the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. “Sometimes, God turns your life upside down—so you can help turn things right side up.”

In the sensational, heartbreaking and soul-lifting biographical theater piece Mahalia Jackson: Just As I Am—running through January 24 at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma—Scott takes what might have been a straightforward story of an American church singer who became an international star, and creates something much richer than mere biography or impersonation.

Click ‘Here‘ to read full review in The Pacific Sun

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