KING DAVID, A Dramatic Musical with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice
Neighborhood Church Summer Musical
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Tim Rice
TICKETS AT THE DOOR - TONIGHT, SAT, AUG 4!
This summer from July 27-August 4, Neighborhood Church's music and drama team returns to the stage with the classic Bible story of King David, a man after God's own heart. True to Neighborhood Church's dramatic musical tradition, King David brings professional caliber singing, dancing, and acting to Castro Valley in an outstanding production suitable for all ages. The music, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice, ranges in style from pop to jazz to choral and draws heavily from the Psalms.
SYNOPSIS: King David recounts the pivotal moments of David's life as found in the scriptures: His days as a humble yet courageous shepherd boy who slays the giant Goliath; David's surge in popularity, rivalry with Saul, and friendship with Jonathan; David's marriage to Michal and rise to the throne of Israel; his affair with Bathsheba; the rebellion of David's beloved son Absalom; and finally David's succession by his son Solomon. King David is a vivid portrayal of God's love and plan of forgiveness, demonstrating how God's grace is able to save us when we fail.
Neighborhood Church music director Kevin Ledbetter remarks that King David is a "work of heart" for composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and lyricist Tim Rice (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King). The duo was originally commissioned to write an oratorio based on the life of David to commemorate the 3000th anniversary of Jerusalem. Though King David was never performed in Jerusalem as originally planned, the Disney Theatrical Corporation performed it in concert at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway in 1997 for nine shows.
Neighborhood Church is honored to perform this world-class musical and share the story of King David with the community. Mark your calendars and invite your family and neighbors to experience the beautiful music and imagery as this extraordinary story from scripture unfolds.
MUSICAL NUMBERS: "Samuel Anoints David," "The Enemy Within," "There Is A View," "Psalm 8," "The Valley of Elah," "Goliath of Gath," "Sheer Perfection," "Saul Has Slain His Thousands," "You Have It All," "Psalm 23," "Hunted Partridge On The Hill," "The Death of Saul," "How Are The Mighty Fallen," "This New Jerusalem," "David & Michal," "The Ark Brought To Jerusalem," "Never Again," "How Wonderful The Peace," "Off Limits," "Warm Spring Night," "When In Love," "Uriah's Fate Sealed," "The Caravan Moves On," "Death of Absalom," "Absalom My Absalom," "Solomon," "David's Final Hours," "The Long Long Day."
TICKETS ($5): Tickets are available online via Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets also available: Immediately following the Sunday services /or in the main office M-F, 9am-4pm and at the door - as supplies last. Box opens 2 hours prior to performances.
KING DAVID will be presented 5 times: Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 28 at 7:30pm; Thursday, August 2 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, August 4 at 2:30 & 7:30pm.
PHOTOS of previous musicals and more on website: http://www.3crosses.org/outreach-events
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20600 John Drive
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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