The Gospel at Colonus

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Previews Began: March 11, 1988

Opening Night: March 24, 1988

Closing Night: May 15, 1988

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Music: Bob Telson

Lyrics: Lee Bruer

Book: Lee Bruer

Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried, is retold as a gospel musical within the framework of a Pentecostal church service.

Musical Numbers

Live Where You Can…………………….Ismene, Choir
Fair Colonus…………………………………………….Singer
Stop, Do Not Go On……..The Singer, Soul Stirrers
Who Is This Man?……………..Choragos, Messenger
How Shall I See You Through My 
Tears?……………….Ismene, the J. D. Steele Singers
A Voice Foretold………….Oedipus, Five Blind Boys,
                                        the Singer
No Never………………………..Choragos, Soul Stirrers
All My Heart’s Desire….Oedipus, Five Blind Boys,
Numberless Are the World’s
Wonders……Steele Singers, Guest Choir Director,
                     Janice Steele Choir

Lift Me Up…………………..Oedipus, Five Blind Boys
Evil……………………………..Chorus, the Choir Soloist
You Break My Heart…………….The Singer, Singers
Oh Sunlight of No Light…………………….The Singer
Eternal Sleep………………………………….Soul Stirrers
Lift Him Up……………………Choir, the Choir Soloist
Now Let the Weeping Cease………….Soul Stirrers,
                                                      Choir, Ensemble