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Legendary Godfather of Black Theatre, Shelly Garrett

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Shelly Garrett is “THE  GODFATHER OF BLACK THEATRE."   His  talents have caused him to be a major  figure in  the entertainment industry.

Experts have estimated more than Four Million people saw Shelly Garrett's historical "BEAUTY SHOP" stage play, which still holds box office records in more than 55 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas.

Tyler Perry said, after seeing Shelly Garrett's "BEAUTY SHOP" in 1990 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, it gave him great inspiration to become a playwright.

David E. Talbert said, he saw Shelly Garrett's "BEAUTY SHOP" in Los Angeles at the Beverly Theatre in Beverly Hills and that changed his life.  He knew he was destined to become a playwright.  

Shelly Garrett sets the trends in black theatre; he doesn’t follow them!  Garrett says, “It’s so important to have family support pushing you when you think you just can’t go any  further.”

Shelly Garrett is still giving us genuine entertainment by the truckload.  Not only is he the #1 black theatrical producer in the United States, but he is #1 in theatergoers’ hearts all across America!