Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Da-da-da-da! I love this logo, and in case you've lived in a cave for the last 40 plus years, it comes from the PR of the classic James Bond films. This years Bible Action musical is about a Bible story, but we are just telling it in a little different way than we have done one before. God's Agents are angels, and the theme of the play is that angels are the ones who carry out God's will. The story line covers a group of Senior angels teaching a class of "newbie" angels about what their job is. To illustrate to the newbies the many different things they end up doing in service to God, they transport the class, and hopefully the audience, to the events surrounding Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, from 1 Kings 17-19. Just read the story again and picture angels doing all the things God did to take care of Elijah.
We have some great songs that are my usual combination of praise songs, Broadway songs, and Oldies Rock & Roll songs. While the angels are the main characters and the narrators, the Prophets of Baal and Ahab & Jezebel have some really fun songs. It's always fun to be the bad guys (in a play - of course).
Applications are out, casting will be in late February, our first read-through will be Sunday, March 4th, and the rehearsals will begin that week. It "aint" easy to pull-off an hour and a half musical - but it is fun - most of the time. So if you've never seen one of our Bible story musicals live - please plan to be here one of the four nights. As mentioned we do four performances: Thursday - May 31st, Friday - June 1st, Saturday - June 2nd, all three at 7:00 PM, and then Sunday - June 3rd at 6:00. I'd offer room at our house, but we usually have a house full of family here to see Nana & Papa's play. (Yes, with grand kids, Nana's name always comes first - as it should.)