Book by Natalie Wilson
Music and Lyrics by Kat Sherrell
Directed by Schele Williams, Musical Direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, Dramaturgy by Angeleisha Rodgers and Velvet Ross
This presentation takes place at The Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York.
One ambitious band leader, one girl running from home, and another with nothing to run to come together in a “colored” swing band to travel the roads of the Jim Crow South playing the music they love. Featuring 12 female musician actors, and inspired by true stories of all-female big bands and the real-life women who defied both law and convention by crossing the color line to play together, Sweethearts of Swing reminds us of music’s power to unite people across the deepest divides of race, class and culture.