209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Production History

In 1949 she wowed Walnut Street Theatre audiences in "A Member of the Wedding" — now hear her story!


By Terry Burrell

February 21 – March 11, 2012
Independence Studio on 3 Production History

She was saucy. She was talented. She was a star. Ethel Waters grew up in difficult circumstances in Chester, PA in the early 1900s, but she found a way to make a life for herself. She used colorful language, rough men and good old American street skills to work her way into a career that led to hit records, Broadway shows and even an Academy Award nomination. It's time to have fun with great stories and incredible songs, including "Dinah," "Heebie Jeebies," "Taking a Chance on Love" and "Stormy Weather."

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