"A Chorus Line"
August 7, 2022 | Dr. Bob LongWatch Sermon Listen Watch Full Service Sermon Library
St. Luke’s on Broadway is the Summer Sermon Series that takes place on Sunday mornings from July 24 through August 29. Each week a different Broadway 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.
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.
August 7: A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line is a 1975 musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante.
Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer, as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Downtown Campus: Marcy Gonzales, Austin Ladd, Charlie Burns, Julianne Reynolds, and Kelsey Paul
Edmond Campus: Angela Baumgardner Maddie Breedlove, Sam Briggs, and Lance Overdorff.
Service Times & Locations
Tickets are not needed to attend worship during St. Luke’s on Broadway. The Downtown Campus services are at 8:15, 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. and Edmond Campus services are 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).
August 14: The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is a stage musical produced by Disney Theatrical, based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find true love. Its book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman (written for the film), with additional lyrics by Glenn Slater. Its underwater setting and story about aquatic characters requires unusual technical designs and strategies to create gliding movements for the actors.
Downtown Campus: Eryn LeCroy, Scott Jones, and Elvie Ellis
Edmond Campus: Ashley Carr, Kevin Hack, and Justin Larman
August 21: Wicked
Wicked is a musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, based on the characters and setting of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of, and focuses on, the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), whose relationship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s private fall from grace.
Downtown Campus: Kaley Vorhees and Maddie Breedlove
Edmond Campus: Eryn LeCroy
August 28: Sister Act
Sister Act is a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and additional material by Douglas Carter Beane. After having a regional premiere in 2006 in Pasadena, California, the original West End production opened on June 2, 2009, at the London Palladium, starring Patina Miller and produced by Stage Entertainment and Whoopi Goldberg. Subsequent productions have been seen on Broadway and in many countries around the world.
Downtown Campus: Tamar Greene and Lindsay Roberts Greene
Edmond Campus: Caleb Barnett and Cheyanne Marie
2022 Show Lineup
July 24: The Music Man
The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naïve Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love with him. He risks being caught to win her heart.
Downtown Campus: Dan Micciche and Meghan Picerno
Edmond Campus: Kaley Ann Voorhees and George Soter
July 31: Funny Girl
Funny Girl is a musical with score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and book by Isobel Lennart, that first opened on Broadway in 1964. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress, and comedian Fanny Brice, featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.
Downtown Campus: Mackenzie McIntyre
Edmond Campus: Emily Pace
(Meghan Picerno was scheduled to sing in Edmond, but is sick and cannot travel.)
2021 Show Lineup
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