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St. Luke’s on Broadway is the Summer Sermon Series that takes place on Sunday mornings from July 25 through August 29. Each week a different musical is highlighted with guest performers who sing songs from that show, while Senior Pastor, Dr. Bob Long, ties the sermon to the musical. Below is a list of the shows that are highlighted this year as well as additional information about the guest performers. We are excited all five performers that participated in the concert “A Night on Broadway” in June will be back to perform during this series. Some will be singing multiple weeks.
Tickets are not needed to attend worship, and in person worship is at the Downtown Campus at 8:15, 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. and Edmond Campus at 9 and 11 a.m. each Sunday. If you are not able to attend in person you can watch live online or the Television broadcast on Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m. on KOCO Channel 5 (week delayed).
St. Luke's on Broadway 2021
What is it about Broadway that excites our minds and touches our hearts? The music? The dancing? Of course! But sometimes a story is so powerful, we can see ourselves in the characters. We share their joy. We understand their pain. In the end, we are inspired. You will be too – through guest performers and meaningful messages as we experience some of the most memorable musicals ever written.
July 25: The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. Phantom debuted on Broadway in 1988 and has been staged more than 13,000 times. The show remains at the historic Majestic Theatre and is set to resume shows in October 2021.
Downtown Campus: Eryn LeCroy and Tamar Greene
Edmond Campus: Kaley Ann Voorhees and Rodney Ingram
August 1: Matilda
Based on the children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her parents and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. The musical’s narrative centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.
Downtown Campus: Dylan Howard
Edmond Campus: Emma Day
August 8: 9 to 5
Based on the hit 1980 film, which starred Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and the stage show’s composer/lyricist Dolly Parton, the Broadway musical adaptation follows three very different women all employed by mega-company Consolidated. Previews began on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on April 7, 2009, with an official opening on April 30, 2009, with mixed reviews but is now one of the favorites on Broadway!
Downtown Campus: Dan Micciche and Mary Kate Moore
Edmond Campus: Angela Brooks, Ryan Steer, and Abby Morris-Sherman
August 15: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a sweeping, grand-scale musical from Disney Theatrical. Based on the 1996 Disney film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his desire to one day be a part of the outside world.
Downtown Campus: Meghan Picerno and Skyler Adams
Edmond Campus: Eryn LeCroy, Rodney Ingram, and Tommy Cunningham
August 22: The Sound of Music
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play captures a personal tale of growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. The Sound of Music tells the tale of young postulant Maria Rainer, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. The Sound of Music premiered at New Haven’s Shubert Theatre where it played an eight-performance tryout in October and November 1959 before another short tryout in Boston. The musical then opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959.
Downtown Campus: Eryn LeCroy and April Nelson
Edmond Campus: Meghan Picerno and Marcy Gonzales
August 29: Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast | August 29
Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway on April 18, 1994. The musical opened to mixed reviews from theatre critics, but was a massive commercial success and well received by audiences from around the world.
Downtown Campus: Meghan Picerno, John Riddle, and Marcy Gonzales
Edmond Campus: Eryn LeCroy, Angela Baumgardner, and Justin Larman