Sassy smash hit RESPECT is coming back to Noosa

Starring Australia’s Soul Mama, Angie Narayan, Respect is a masterful piece of storytelling.

The sassy smash hit, RESPECT is coming back to Noosa.

The inspiration for Gold Coast producer Monique Cribb’s project came to her in a dream back in 2018; she knew she needed to honour the musical legacy of the late soul legend, Aretha Franklin.

After months of writing the script and finding the right talent, her show RESPECT – The Aretha Franklin story has commenced its Australian and New Zealand 2024 tour.

“The show is more than showcasing Aretha’s greatest songs; it is a story about family, loyalty and victory, layered with glorious harmonies and sassy repartee,” she said.

Monique said not only was Aretha the undisputed queen of soul, she also changed the landscape of R and B music.

With her incredible four octave vocal range, and what was described as a hurricane of a voice, she is one of the most successful divas that has ever lived, she was so much more than a singer.

Aretha was a powerful figure for feminism and civil rights. I wanted to honour her legacy with the highest regard, so when I went looking for a singer who could connect with Aretha’s journey, and a voice to match, I couldn’t go past Australia’s finest soul singer, Angie Narayan.

Angie’s extraordinary talent was showcased on the hit reality TV show, Australian Idol. Dubbed Australia’s ‘Soul Mama’ by Ian Dickinson, she has continued to blow people away with her ground-breaking voice. “Aretha was Angie’s greatest musical influence. She ironically embodies so much of Aretha’s essence and heart, which is why I knew she was the perfect artist to play such a significant role,” Monique said.

Playing two shows only at The J Noosa on 27 April 2pm and 7.30pm. For tickets visit

Noosa Today readers have the chance of winning a double pass to see RESPECT at The J on 27 April – 2pm matinee and 7.30pm.

Competition closes Friday 19 April. To enter the competition visit