Your Arms Too Short to Box With God

Alvin Theatre

Previews Began: August 31, 1982

Opening Night: September 9, 1982

Closing Night: November 7, 1982

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Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Book: Michael Stewart

The Gospel of St. Matthew is retold as a gospel musical, conceived and written by Vinette Carroll.

Musical Numbers

Beatitudes
We’re Gonna Have a Good Time
There’s a Stranger in Town
Do You Know Jesus?/He’s a Wonder
Just a Little Bit of Jesus Goes a Long Way
We Are the Priests and Elders
Something is Wrong in Jerusalem
It Was Alone
I Ain’t Had My Fill
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
I Know I Have to Leave Here
It’s Too Late
Judas Dance
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God
Give Us Barabbas
See How They Done My Lord
Come on Down
That’s What the Bible Say
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)

Didn’t I Tell You
When the Power Comes
As Long As I Live
Everybody Has His Own Way
I Love You So Much Jesus
I Left My Sins Behind Me
On That Day
The Band

CAST

Al Green                                                       Performer
Patti LaBelle                                                 Performer
Julius Richard Brown                                   Performer
Nora Cole                                                     Performer
Jamil K. Garland                                           Performer
Elijah Gill                                                      Performer
L. Michael Gray                                            Performer
Ralf Paul Haze                                              Performer
Cynthia Henry                                              Performer
The Bobby Hill                                             Performer
Rufus E. Jackson                                           Performer
Elmore James                                               Performer
Linda James                                                  Performer
Tommi Johnson                                            Performer
Janice Nunn Nelson                                     Performer
Dwayne Phelps                                             Performer
Quincella                                                      Performer
Kiki Shepard                                                 Performer
Leslie Hardesty Sisson                                 Performer
Marilynn Winbush                                       Performer

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