The Gospel at Colonus

April 2, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Show Info

"Electrifying, magnetic and ecstatic!"
- San Francisco Gate

Make a joyful noise! The acclaimed ZACH theatrical landmark returns in an all-new production. Based on Sophocles' Greek myth "Oedipus," this musical tells the story of Oedipus’ return home seeking forgiveness, redemption and transformation in the context of a gospel church service. This soul-stirring event will move and thrill you with electrifying vocals by Austin's most acclaimed singers, including Eugene Lee, Timothy Curry, Janis Stinson, Judy Arnold, Felicia Dinwiddie, Vincent J. Hooper, Christa Oliver, Roderick Sanford, Kenny Williams and a full gospel choir!

Z-Lounge: Arrive early for pre-show musical entertainment in the Topfer Theatre's Main Lounge. Enjoy snacks and Happy Hour drink specials from our full bar.
Wednesday-Saturday: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Sunday: 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Join us for a talkback with the actors, upstairs in the Serra Lounge, following performances on April 6, 16, 20 and 27.


DOWNLOAD "Finding the soul in Zach Theatre's 'The Gospel at Colonus'" by Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman

READ "'The Gospel at Colonus'" by Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle

PHOTO GALLERY BY KIRK TUCK: "Absolutely beautiful. Dave Steakley is a master of directing dramatic musicals and his cast had the audience on their feet more than once!" – Kirk R. Tuck (View gallery here)

ON ZACH'S BLOG: As we look forward to The Gospel At Colonus, we caught up with Court Watson, Scenic & Costume Designer, to learn more about his approach to this epic musical. (Read more)

This production is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Make it Dinner and a Show: Click here for Dining Discounts.

Please Note: Ticket price is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.



Singer Antigone Michelle Alexander
Featured Soloist Judy R. Arnold
Choir Jo Carol Bradshaw
Choir Jessica Brown
Choragos Quintet Edward Burkley
Choir Tanisha Coppage
Singer Ismene Jacqui Cross
Singer Oedipus Tim Curry
Choir LaMeca Davis
Choragos Quintet/Praise Dancer Joshua Denning
Evangelist Ismene Felicia Dinwiddie
Child Jeremiah Downing
Choir M'Kenzie Flakes
Choir Jalal Goggins
Pastor Theseus Mark Anthony Hall
Deacon Creon Billy Harden
Choir Sedalia Hodges
Testifier Polyneices/ Praise Dancer Vincent J. Hooper
Choir Lester Hunter
Choir Janice Jean
Preacher Oedipus Eugene Lee
Choir Feliz Dia McDonald
Choir Audrey Morgan
Choir Chaz Nailor
Principal Praise Dancer Christa Oliver
Choir Robert Pellette
Choir Shanna Richards
Choir Brian L. Ridley
Balladeer/Choragos Quintet Roderick Sanford
Choir Dorothy Scott
Choir Dana Shuler
Evangelist Antigone Janis Stinson
Praise Dancer/Choir Justin Waller
Child Kendal White
The Friend/Choragos Quintet Kenny Williams
Choir Tenya Williams


Organ Colby Cotton
Bass Lannie Hilboldt
Guitar Bob Overton
Choir Director Brian L. Ridley
Conductor/Keyboard Allen Robertson
Drums Harrell Williams


Directed by Dave Steakley
Choreographer Christa Oliver
Musical Director Allen Robertson
Dramaturg Russell M. Dembin
Scenic & Costume Designer Court Watson
NYC Scenic Assistant Daniel Willis
NYC Costume Assistant Tamara Arzumanova
Sound Designer Craig Brock
Properties Designer Scott Groh
Stage Manager Cate Tucker
Assistant Stage Manager Lisa Goering
Assistant Stage Manager Megan Barrett

or call 512-476-0541, x1

Please arrive early for parking.

Conceived and Adapted by LEE BREUER
Music Composed by BOB TELSON
Original Lyrics by LEE BREUER
Musical Direction by ALLEN ROBERTSON
Choreography by CHRISTA OLIVER

GLBT Wilde Party Night: Thursday, April 3
Champagne Opening Night: Thursday, April 10

Season Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Schlotzskys
202 South Lamar - Austin, TX 78704 - Phone 512-476-0541
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