*** Recommended *** I always look forward to openings at Black Ensemble Theatre because I know I’m going to hear great music, and “Mahalia Jackson: Moving through the Light”, is chock full of the best gospel music you’ll hear anywhere. The story is weak, trite and contrived, and omits huge chunks of Jackson’s life, but the music is so good, I just didn’t care. 3 Spotlights
“Mahalia Jackson: Moving Through The Light” runs through April 14th at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago. Valet parking is available in BET’s adjacent garage ($10).
Running time is 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $55-$65. FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org.
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