"God on Broadway" Worship Series

Where Theology and Theatre Collide!

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"God on Broadway" is a series of worship services during the month of October each year. The series uses the theme of a Broadway musical each Sunday, and each service has a sermon that is based on that musical and contains songs and music from the musical. "God on Broadway" celebrates God's Word and Love as inspired by the Broadway musicals.
The vibrant choir of Asbury Memorial, directed by Ray Ellis,¬†plans and rehearses far in advance for the songs that they will perform‚ÄĒand the Rev. Billy Hester brings out the crux of the worship service in his stimulating, and sometimes rather amusing, sermons, which he centers on the basic theme of the musical.
"God on Broadway" is a different approach to presenting the Gospel. It intertwines the musical with the words of Jesus Christ, whether it is about temptation from the devil, as in Damn Yankees, or forgiveness in Les Miserables, or getting along with one's neighbors in Oklahoma.
Billy Hester and his wife, Cheri, are both veteran actors from Broadway and off Broadway shows, and they bring their skills and talents to a welcoming congregation. The first series started in October of 2005, with the second series in October of 2006. For October of 2007, the themes were based upon: Pippin, Rent, The Fantasticks, and Wicked.
God on Broadway brings a whole new approach to spirituality, the quest for God, and the love of Christ. It also is an enticement to invite a friend to church.

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NOTE: All music used by the Asbury Memorial Choir has been purchased, and there is never any illegal duplication or copyright infringement. Asbury Memorial United Methodist Choir is a volunteer choir and does not perform for a paid audience, nor does it charge admission for the "God on Broadway" Worship Series. There are no known copyright restrictions being violated as a result of these productions. 

Playbills by Year

 
2017

 

 
2016

 

Oct 2: The Phantom of the Opera
Oct 16: Hello, Dolly!
Oct 23: Cats
Oct 30: Peter Pan
Nov 13: The Sound of Music (rescheduled from Oct 9th
due to Hurricane Matthew)
 

 

 
2014

 

Oct 5: Hair
Oct 12: Little Shop of Horrors
Oct 19: The Fantasticks
Oct 26: The Lion King
 
2013

 

Oct 6: Oklahoma
Oct 13: Spamalot
Oct 20: Barnum
Oct 27: Avenue Q
 
2012
Civil War, Part 1
Civil War, Part 2
Blue Man Group
Sister Act
 
2011
Guys and Dolls
Damn Yankees
La Cage aux Folles
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Mary Poppins
 
2010

 

South Pacific
Fiddler on the Roof
Big River
Music Man
Jekyll & Hyde
 
2009
No "God on Broadway" services occurred this year, because of our sanctuary renovation project.
 
2008

 

Hairspray
Seussical the Musical
Into the Woods
West Side Story
The Phantom of the Opera
 
2007
Pippin
Rent
The Fantasticks
Wicked
 
2006
The Sound Of Music
Damn Yankees
The Lion King
Les Miserables
 
2005

 

Oklahoma
Fiddler On The Roof
A Chorus Line
Barnum
Jekyll And Hyde
Godspell

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