Lori Dokken Presents Shout, Sister, Shout!

Lori Dokken Presents Shout, Sister, Shout!

Lori Dokken
Judi Donaghy
Yolande Bruce
Joyann Parker
Rachel Holder
Katie Gearty
Anna Christy
All Ages
A musical journey through the words, songs, dreams and struggles of female composers, singers, writers, and cultural changemakers!

Shout! Sister, Shout! - The Voices of Women

A concert event celebrating great women composers and writers ... developed by Lori Dokken in partnership with The History Theatre. The musical journey begins with Sister Rosetta Tharpe and travels through time to today featuring such female phenoms as Laura Nyro, Carole King, Phoebe Snow, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Lady Gaga and India. Arie as well as others. The evening will also be interspersed with words from some wise women writers such as Maya Angelou, Terry Tempest Williams and Mary Oliver.

On stage to deliver an eclectic and dynamic array of arrangements of songs written by these iconic artists are a cadre of local Twin Cities’ vocalists including Judi Donaghy Vinar, Yolande Bruce, Joyann Parker, Rachel Holder Hennig, Katie Gearty and Anna Christy backed by pianist Lori Dokken (Producer and Music Director of “Shout! Sister, Shout!”) along with a rhythm section. Voiceover specialist and theatre and film actress, Eden Bodnar, will also be joining us.

This concert will take us on a journey through the joys, struggles, loves, losses, concerns, and causes of women using powerful and tender melodies along with spoken word. Along the way we will be reminded of the resilience of the human spirit and our community of shared dreams and then brought to a place where we celebrate all that binds our voices together … especially through the arts.

Over the past four decades, Lori Dokken has performed at every major venue in the Twin Cities from The Guthrie to The Ordway. A sought after accompanist, she is also a successful concert producer, educator, vocal coach, arranger, and vocalist. Currently the Music Director at Unity Minneapolis, she has also been the MD for everything from ensembles at McNally Smith College of Music to acts at the Bryant Lake Bowl and recently was the Music Director for Disenchanted during its successful run at The Illusion Theatre in November 2014. She has produced headline shows for cruise ships as well as local cabaret acts and has opened for legends like Eartha Kitt, Carole King and Tony Bennett. Lori has sung backups for Kenny Loggins and shared the stage with Beatrice Arthur. Her diverse production credits include sold out shows at The Hopkin's Center for the Arts, The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and many local concert venues. She partnered with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to produce “Painting Joni” - a concert featuring the music of Joni Mitchell for which she was also the Musical Director, Arranger and one of the featured performers. She was the Entertainment Producer for five years for an HIV/AIDS fund raiser called "Healing of the Hearts" which netted over $500,000 in proceeds for The Aliveness Project and also founded and produced a charity golf tournament for ten years that raised close to $250,000 for One Heartland.

Venue Information:
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432