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The Gospel at Colonus
Broadway Theater Center's Cabot Theatre
Presented By:
Skylight Music Theatre
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Presented by Skylight Music Theatre

Conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer

Music composed by Bob Telson

Directed by Sheri Williams Pannell

In collaboration with Bronzeville Arts Ensemble and area gospel choirs

First time at Skylight

With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and a rousing gospel and blues score, The Gospel at Colonus is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1988 generating excitement and inspiring a wide audience with its soaring voices, music and dance all set in the context of a black Pentecostal service.

“An exhilarating musical celebration.” – The New York Times

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