Cotton Patch Gospel

Season: 2013 Main Stage Season

Author: Book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz. Music and lyrics by Harry Chapin.

Director: Billie Nye-Muller

Genre: Musical

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater, Winder, GA


PER THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING WEBSITE: This "Greatest Story Ever Retold" is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, they sing that "Somethin's a-brewin' in Gainesville." Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators.

Show Dates

  • August 2, 2013 7:30 pm
  • August 3, 2013 730 pm
  • August 4, 2013 3:00 pm
  • August 9, 2013 7:30 pm
  • August 10, 2013 7:30 pm
  • August 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • June 9, 2013 7:00 pm
  • June 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Audition Details

Cast requirements are men and women ages 25 to 75 who can sing. Bring sheet music or intrument and be prepared to sing a bluegrass song of your choice (1 verse) or a song from the show. An accompanist will be present for the auditions.

Please bring a recent photo if possible.


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