Big Mama!

The Willie Mae Thornton Story

April 24 - May 11, 2013 NAC Theatre

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Jackie Richardson

Jackie Richardson

Jackie Richardson in Big Mama!

Jackie Richardson in Big Mama!

Tim Matheson

Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Produced by Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC)

Before Elvis sang “Hound Dog” and Janis Joplin belted out “Ball & Chain”, Willie Mae Thornton had already been there and done that. Her powerful voice, sexy songs, and larger-than-life stage presence made her a blues legend. In this musical, starring Jackie Richardson – “Canada’s first lady of jazz” – you’ll be part of the scene at a ‘70s club in L.A., where Big Mama tells her story and sings the blues – which she once described as “nothing but life, good food, good times, and good sex.” Guaranteed to rock your soul.

“BLOCKBUSTER OF A SHOW… Richardson GETS IT ALL RIGHT”
Ottawa Citizen

“You absolutely MUST SEE THIS SHOW. ELVIS PRESLEY EAT YOUR HEART OUT”
– Ottawa Life Magazine

“RIVETING…MAGNIFICENT… …This is a role Jackie Richardson owns.”
– Folk Roots/Folk Branches

“NOT TO BE MISSED…
…be BLOWN AWAY by Richardson’s POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCE”
– Capital Critics Circle

“Life does not get any better than an evening spent with Ms. Richardson!”
– Charlebois Post

“Thank you again and again Jackie Richardson. We will never forget you.”
– Capital Critics Circle

“Go feed your soul!”
– Charlebois Post

Please Note:
Due to overwhelming demand, Live Rush tickets are restricted to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances only.

  • See what audiences are saying about Big Mama!

  • Jackie Richardson Invites you to Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story

  • Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story. Belfry Theatre Production. Video preview by John Carswell, www.shine-ola.com

  • conceived and written by Audrei-Kairen
  • directed by John Cooper
  • starring Jackie Richardson
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