THE WORD: A GOSPEL OPERA
From the composer of Brunswick 2057 comes a colorful musical of faith, Bill Monaghan’s The Word: A Gospel Opera. Inspired by Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar, driven by the diversity of world music, Monaghan’s two act musical play recounts the life of Jesus through song, skit, dance, and a wide range of musical genres and styles.
From the first breath of Genesis to the commissioning of the apostles, the gospel opera explodes onto the stage with 23 original songs to evangelize the message of Christ. “In the Beginning” are beats African and Reggae, blending into introspective Folk, devil-tempting Modern Rock, “who is my neighbor” Doo Wop, reprimanding Blues, sweet tasting Motown, praise Funk, small church Gospel, and final judgment Hoedown.
But wait…there’s more! The Word triumphs where other musicals fall short, bringing Christ’s glorious “Resurrection and Sending Forth” of His disciples into the world…and the audience!
The Word is high energy, soft sensitivity, deep emotion, laughter and joy, passion and tears, life, death and resurrection! It is the Word made flesh, the personal Jesus, and His enthusiastic followers: joyous, confused, and truly devoted.
So take advantage of our hi-tech website – click on song samples, view some film clips, take a tour of the photo gallery. You can even order CDs and Sheet music to take to your home, classroom, or church!
And as we sing in The Word:
“See the light, taste the light, share the light,
be the light!”
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