Hot Chocolate – A Perfect Gift

Hello Friends, Please come and share an early evening of sweet, warm, music with “Hot  Chocolate” creator Thomasina Petrus, Tom West on piano, Walter  Chancellor on Sax, and Kevin Washington on Drums. We’ll have amazing  drinks, decadent  treats and wonderful gift ideas for your Christmas  and Kwanzaa lists. Artists & Crafters vendor fair. Admission is FREE  and Starts 4-6:30pm   […]

About the performance

Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Diana Ross, RuPaul, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Big Freedia, Janelle Monáe. These are just some of the bold, beautiful, and brave performers who have used their incomparable talent to raise awareness about issues of civil rights, social justice, and equity. Some of their fights were […]

Crooners Jazz Club

Thomasina is excited to be a part of the twin cities new jazz scene, and has quickly become one of the premier vocalists on stages both local and abroad, known for her unique vocality and symbiotic relationship with fellow musicians. she has been on local singing and acting stages for the past 15 years, cultivating […]

It’s all about Thomasina

It’s all about Thomasina I’m Thomasina Petrus, and I have been so fortunate to portray lead characters on Penumbra, Park Square, Mixed Blood, Illusion, Guthrie, Capri and Old Arizona Theatre stages. A true “hometown girl”, I have cultivated my talents as an actor and jazz vocalist through mentorships and friendships of some of the twin […]

Billie & Brittle

One night you might see her dressed to the nines with formal gloves and a gardenia in her hair, belting out Billie Holiday classics. Another night you might see her on the stage at Penumbra or Mixed Blood theaters. Still another night, you might see her in the kitchen at Calvary Church, wearing an apron […]

Singer/actress Thomasina Petrus answers our 10 questions

Race is very much on the mind of singer/actress/cashew brittle mogul Thomasina Petrus these days, partly because of who she is and partly because of the play she appears in. “The Gospel of Lovingkindness” is a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about two mothers — played by Petrus and her co-star from this winter’s “The Color Purple” at […]