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Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical
March 9 April 3
Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical
March 9 April 3
World Premiere
March 9-April 3, 2022
Book by B. Jeffrey Madoff With Lloyd Price Music and Lyrics by Lloyd Price Directed by Sheldon Epps Leonard C. Haas Stage
The world’s first musical to celebrate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend


Before Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus,
before Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement,
Lloyd Price’s music brought Black and white youth together.

From obscure beginnings to overnight teen sensation, from unsung trailblazer to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the story of Lloyd Price has never been told onstage— until now. Featuring a stellar cast of fifteen singers and dancers performing iconic hits like “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee,” and the legendary song that became his namesake, this world premiere musical celebrates one of the most resilient and influential entertainers of our time, Lloyd "Mr. Personality" Price.

By special arrangement with The Hard Kill LLC
Recommended for ages 16+ for mature themes and language


Presented in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound Technology by L-Acoustics

Please note: masks are currently required indoors at People's Light, regardless of vaccination status. Ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test, along with a valid ID, for entry into the theatre. Valid ID includes any government photo ID, or two other identifying documents, such as a W-2 form, pay stub, utility bill, or other documented evidence of name and address. Please read our full Health & Safety protocols before planning your visit.

Individual Sponsors: Katie & Bill McNabb

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Production Archive
Cast and Creative Team
Lloyd Price
Little Richard / Ensemble
Swing & Script Supervisor
Sister Rosetta
Ensemble / Swing
Emma / Ensemble
Ensemble / Swing
Young Lloyd Price
Music & Lyrics
Shelton Becton
Music Supervisor & Pianist
David Gallo
Scenic & Media Designer
Karen Perry
Costume Designer
Jeff Croiter
Lighting Designer
Rob Kaplowitz
Sound Designer
Steve Channon
Video Designer
J. Jared Janas
Wig, Hair & Makeup Designer
Viveca Gardiner
Assistant to Scenic & Media Design
Kaeli Carr
Assistant to the Choreographer
Gwendolyn M. Gilliam
Stage Manager
Molly Norris
Assistant Stage Manager
Eric Cornell
Executive Producer
Stewart / Whitley
Saladin White II
COVID Compliance Manager
Kate McSorley Fossner
COVID Compliance Assistant
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Lloyd Price: A Timeline
Learn about the extraordinary life and career of this trailblazing entertainer and entrepreneur.
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Personality Playlist
Turn the volume up and enjoy this playlist inspired by the musical.
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Song List
Spoiler alert! Click here for the full list of songs in PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL.
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Read the Program
Click here for the full PERSONALITY program.
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More Info
Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. Audio description is available upon request.

Sunday, March 20 at 2pm

Audio Description

Audio description, provided by Nicole Sardella, is available upon request at this performance, which is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, March 20 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

March 23–27

Socially-Distanced Performances

We have extensive protocols and precautions in place for all performances to keep audiences, staff, and artists safe. In addition, the following performances will only be sold to 50% capacity to ensure extra distance between parties.

March 11 at 7:30pm
March 18 at 7:30pm
March 20 at 2pm
(Relaxed Performance)
March 22 at 7:30pm
March 25 at 7:30pm
March 29 at 7:30pm
April 1 at 7:30pm


Access Night

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Thursday, March 24 at 7:30pm

What's the Buzz?
"It’s tragic that Price ... didn’t live long enough to see this premiere."
The Philadelphia Inquirer