Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Crowns – A Gospel Musical

Written by Regina Taylor
Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry

Synopsis Summary

Hats (aka Crowns) are everywhere, in exquisite variety. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms. When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale.

Recommended ages 6+ 

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Directors & Designers

Stage Director Sheri Williams Pannell
Music Director Chaz'men Williams-Ali
Scenic Designer Ruthmarie Tenorio
Costume Designer Barry Link
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Choreographer Krislyn World
Sound Designer Megan Henninger
Stage Manager Erin Joy Swank


Character Actor
Yolanda Ashley Levells
Mother Shaw Cynthia Cobb
Wanda Tasha McCoy
Jeanette Malkia Stampley
Velma Raven Dockery
Mabel Una Van Duvall
Man/Preacher Ron Lee