For The Love Of Mahalia
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
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.