Best of Guide recently attended a special media sneak peek performance of a faith-based Broadway-style theatrical event. This insightful modern-day take on a story as old as time, chronicles the life of Jesus. His Story: The Musical, is a contemporary pop/rock/rap lyrical event that shares the iconic story through a dynamic and uplifting theatrical experience.
Featuring a book and score by Anna Miriam Brown, His Story will make its world premiere next month at the new Broadway Tent at Grandscape in The Colony, Texas. Directed by two-time Tony nominee, Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), and presented by award nominated producer Bruce Lazarus, the musical will begin performances May 5, 2023. The musical is also backed by Willie and Korie Robertson (stars of Duck Dynasty, and best-selling authors), Brad Reeves / Bill Noble, Thinking Tree LLC, Jill Wilkinson, Cooper Collins, Christian and Sadie Robertson Huff, Mike Collins, and Troy Duhon / Bob Katz in association with Matthew Churchill Productions.
While living in Ukraine, as Anna Brown was coming into her own faith, she realized that she had a desire to tell the remarkable story of Jesus. Inspired by the hip-hop style musical Hamilton, her goal was to deliver an impactful, yet relatable story to others — just the way she had been impacted.
Two-thousand years in the making, this powerful story depicts Mary and Joseph and the life of Jesus, a common-man-from-an-obscure-family. He arrives in the big city and defies expectations. He speaks great wisdom but chooses friends from the dregs of society and hangs out in the wrong part of town. Mocked by the establishment, he is adored by the people. This timeless and lively perspective engages the struggles of humanity worldwide, reminding us of the ubiquitous power of love and redemption.
Calhoun said, “This show is about great suffering, but it’s also about light breaking thru that darkness. It has helped me both personally and professionally.”
“We think Dallas is the rising star, the next cultural icon in the United States,” said Lazarus. “We are thrilled to be here, and we’re excited to make Dallas a destination. We will use Dallas as a springboard to take this show to other cities,” he continued.
His Story, The Musical is choreographed by Eamon Foley with arrangements by Rick Hip-Flores, scenic design by Tobin Ost, and sound design by Daniel Lundberg. The original concept recording of His Story, The Musical is available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and all major platforms. Designed by Matthew Churchill Productions, The Broadway Tent at Grandscape is a state-of-the-art 1300-seat theater tent featuring plush seating, 360-degree overhead projection mapping and full air conditioning and heating.
The Broadway Tent is located at 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony 75056.
Tickets are available now and may be purchased online bit.ly/3A9SfPH. Special rates are available for groups of 20+. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the toll-free number (855) HISSTORY / (855) 447-7667.