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For The Love Of Mahalia

For The Love Of Mahalia (2017)

For The Love Of Mahalia tells the story of white writer Julie Ann Mathews who traveled in 1965 from Alabama to Illinois to get a rare interview with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. This gospel spirited musical is filled with some of Mahalia Jackson’s greatest hits like “How I Got Over”, “Precious Lord Take My Hand”, “Didn’t It Rain” and many more!

Directed by Roger Thomas
Music direction by Mattie Robinson.
Costumes designed by Veronica Prior

The Cast:
Mahalia Jackson – Jacqui Cross
Julie Ann Mathews – Marett Hanes
Lilly Mathews – Linda Myers
Corretta Scott King – Kiara Hogan
Martin Luther King Jr. – Robert King, Jr.
Ralph Albernathy – Jeremy Rashad Brown
Mr. Banks – Frank Benge

Performances were February 23, 2017 – March 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

The Boyd Vance Theater is located on the campus of the George Washington Carver Museum at 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702.