Surprising musical mash-ups are all the rage in theater right now - including "The Gospel at Colonus," which opened at Skylight Music Theatre on Jan. 17, telling the ancient Greek Oedipus story through traditional gospel music.
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The Gospel at Colonus
Jan. 17, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020
With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and an electrifying gospel and blues score, The Gospel at Colonus is an exuberant re-telling of Sophoclesâ€™ Oedipus at Colonus. Featuring soaring voices, thrilling music and powerful dance, the musical is set in the context of a black Pentecostal service. Gospel premiered on Broadway in 1988 and was revived in 2018, playing to capacity audiences at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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