Aretha Franklin Holds "From These Roots" Auditions

Aretha Franklin has announced that she is launching a national musical production based on "Aretha: From These Roots."

Aretha Franklin has announced plans to hold auditions for singers to portray her in a musical based on her 1999 autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots".

The production, tells the R&B and gospel singer's story of growing up in Detroit in her father's church, her troubled first marriage and of having important family friends like Sam Cooke and Dinah Washington, will reportedly tour nationally.

The show will, furthermore, cover Franklin's trials as a single mother as well as her climb to fame with a voice that made her an international icon.

In other Franklin news, she's been slated to perform with American Idol winner Ruben Studdard at the Detroit Music Hall for Performing Arts on Dec. 21 and is completing a new album scheduled for release in February next year.



    Jan 22, 2012

    I would love to be a part of this movie. Being that I am a foundation of Detroit. The history of my grandfather is Detroit Blues & Jazz, Guitarist, Famously known. Please send information. I will; attend and be honored to be apart.

    Serena Boyd
    Feb 09, 2011

    Im very interested in knowing more about the auditions as well. ive been told sooo many times that i look like Aretha in her younger years.

    Dec 19, 2006

    This is what I've been seeking for! I am eager to know when and where are auditions for Aretha Franklin's "From these Roots". This is something that has my name all over it "Jennifer C. Lovett".

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