Salute to the Queen: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Presented and Directed by Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is proud to present a special celebration of the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, featuring popular WBTT songbirds Naarai Jacobs and Teresa Stanley. The evening showcases many of Ms. Franklin’s best-loved songs and recognizes her remarkable achievements. WBTT Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs narrates the tribute. Songs include “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,” “Think,” “Chain of Fools” and many more. Robert Henderson is the music director and pianist, with James E. “Jay” Dodge II on bass, Willie Thompson on guitar, Etienne “EJ” Porter on drums and Liston Gregory on auxiliary keys. 


cast and creative:

Naarai Jacobs (Featured Vocalist)

Teresa Stanley (Featured Vocalist)


Ariel Blue (Backup Singer)

Samone Hicks (Backup Singer)                                                                       

Nate Jacobs (Backup Singer)


NATE JACOBS (Presenter and Director)