PAUL The Musical premieres FEb. 15 in Los Angeles
Wordnet Productions announces the production of PAUL The Musical a fictionally enhanced biography of the “Apostle to the Gentiles,” Saint Paul. Written by Father Michael Manning, SVD, television personality for over 30 years, with music by Alicia “Lee” Rowe (lyrics) and Sally Wolf (music), and produced by Wordnet Productions (the media ministry of the Divine Word Missionaries West), the musical is both entertaining and instructive.
Paul uniquely changed the world. Where would be the treasures of European arts and cultures, had not Paul understood the breadth of the Christian revelation he received and passed on to the world with dogged determination?
Paul---the Man and the Saint, comes alive in the play. Other characters weave their way in and out of the story of his conversion, struggle, and ultimate martyrdom, artfully adding realism and depth.
“PAUL The Musical” engages the audience to question, search, and struggle right along with Paul, humbly becoming strong in weakness. They experience Paul’s soul-searing struggle of metamorphic rebirth from Judaism to Christianity, and are challenged to join him in singing the praises of God’s all-embracing love.
P Four premier performances of “PAUL The Musical” will symbolically celebrate Father Manning’s four decades of media ministry. The debut performance will take place on February 15, 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 624 N. Rossmore Avenue, Los Angeles 90004-1298 (Hollywood, near Melrose and Vine), phone 323-465-7605.
Actors to take part in the debut performance are skilled professionals: accomplished and versatile tenor Gabriel Silva as Paul, recording artist and composer Sue Ann Pinner as Leah (also directing the production), Brad Fuller as Gamaliel & Gaius, Tim Judy as Barnabas, and Greg Schreiner as Stephen (also piano accompanist). Christ the King Choir will supply all Chorus parts.
Additional performances are scheduled for:
March 15, 2:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Santa Barbara
April 26, 7:30 p.m., at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Chino Hills
May 17, 7:30 p.m., at Saint Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach
Receptions to follow each performance.
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