Dessa Rose: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Dessa Rose depicts the lives of two women amidst the backdrop of slavery and oppression. Dessa Rose, a young enslaved woman, and Ruth, a white woman facing her own hardships, form an unlikely bond as they navigate through the challenges of their time. Together, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and find strength in each other’s stories. Dessa Rose explores themes of friendship, resilience, and triumph in the face of adversity.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1840s / USA (South)


Creative Team

Music: Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics/Book: Lynn Ahrens


Cast Albums

Original Cast (2005)➝


Links

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

2000s, Based on a Book, Black HistoryDramaticFolkSoul


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