Crooners Supper Club to present musical revues 'Rondo '56' and 'Marie and Rosetta'

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Sep. 9—Crooners Supper Club in Fridley has announced two musical revues, "Rondo '56" and an expanded concert version of George Brant's play "Marie and Rosetta."

T. Mychael Rambo, Thomasina Petrus, Charmin Michelle and Dan Chouinard star in "Rondo '56," which tells the story of the late St. Paul neighborhood. It runs Sept. 17 to 19 and features songs made famous by Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington and Mahalia Jackson.

"Marie and Rosetta," which Park Square Theatre produced in 2018, runs Oct. 8 through 10. It follows gospel giant Rosetta Tharpe, who wasn't widely known but influenced the likes of Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. The concert version reunites Park Square stars Jamecia Bennett (as Tharpe), and Rajané Katurah (as Tharpe's protegee).

"When we remodeled the main stage during the fall last year, and added wing space and new sound and lights, we had in mind doing shows with bigger orchestrations," said Crooners music director Andrew Walesch in a news release. "But we also knew we wanted to do shows that dovetailed with theater in new ways, with fresh staging and that told stories."

For ticket information, see croonersloungemn.com.