RESPECT: The Aretha Franklin Story


The electrifying show RESPECT journeys through Aretha Franklin’s courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph, while showcasing her greatest hits over the last 50 years!

Starring Australia’s ‘Soul Mama’, Angie Narayan, RESPECT is a masterful piece of storytelling about family, loyalty and victory, layered with glorious harmonies and sassy repartee. Joining Angie on stage are performers, Ezekiel Narayan, Shelley Davies and the incredible Faith Sosene, top 5 finalist who blew Australia away in The Voice Season 11, together with an electric band! 

ACT ONE begins with a bang in the 1960s, taking you back in time where Aretha’s career all began. Introduced to Aretha’s family, you explore her childhood, the church, meeting her Manager/ Husband, the Civil Rights Movement, her biggest musical crush and the profound impact the song RESPECT had on the world! ‘Natural Woman’, Say A Little Prayer’ and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ are just a taste of Aretha’s classics you can expect.

ACT TWO starts off in the 70s, which was a rather turbulent decade with bombed albums, failed relationships and family tragedy.  Moving into the 80s, ‘Sisters are Doin it for Themselves’, ‘Freeway of Love’, ‘Everyday People’ are just some of the hits guaranteed to have you up dancing out of your seat! There is one big surprise near the end of the show that no one expects but has people literally in tears!

Hold on to your seat as you journey into this earth-shattering Aretha experience that is RESPECT!



6pm – Doors open
7pm – Show Begins
8pm – Interval
9:30pm – Show Concludes (followed by meet & greet)



General Admission (Reserve B) – $74 (Back half of the Auditorium Seating & Show)

General Admission (Reserve A) – $89 – SOLD OUT (Front half of the Auditorium Seating & Show)

Lounge & Drink Package – *15 Tickets only* – $99 – SOLD OUT
Includes: Front row vintage lounge seating, drink on arrival & show

VIP – Dress Circle & Dinner Package – *50 Tickets only* – $119 – SOLD OUT
Includes: Dress Circle seating (upstairs), drink on arrival, private bar access, hot food share platters from Mollydookers Restaurant & show. *Please advise of any special dietary requirements upon ticket purchase and please arrive at 6pm*

*PLEASE NOTE: The Paragon is an original 1920’s, heritage listed theatre which includes original canvas seating. If you require wheelchair access into the building or different seating, please contact us in advance*

*The Paragon is a licensed venue. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as sweet and savoury treats, are available for purchase from our Espresso Bar. No outside food and drinks permitted. Tickets are non-refundable unless event cancelled*

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