Edit: July 3, 2020: Because of rising COVID-19 rates in Texas, the production will now be streamed online. Visit Jubilee's Website.
After a three-month hiatus, Jubilee Theatre will premiere its Spring Musical production for the 2019-2020 season, “Shades of Us!”, on June 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. at the Jubilee Theatre in Sundance Square. Single tickets are priced at $28, $32, and $35. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online (www.JubileeTheatre.org).
Jubilee Theatre was founded on June 19, 1981. The organization is proud to celebrate its 39th birthday with this very special production. How I Got Over honors the legendary Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson (pictured left), and other gospel greats. The show will include soulful renditions of such classicsas “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” “Twelve Gates to the City,”and “Tell It, Sing It, Shout It.”
Mahalia Jackson was highly respected for her musical ability, as well as her activism during the civil rights era. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said of Mahalia Jackson, “A voice like this comes not once in a century, but once in a millennium.” Jackson was very close to Dr. King, performing at his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, as well as at his funeral service.
This production will be directed by local talent Khira Hailey, returning to Jubilee for the first time since directing Stick Fly in 2018. Khira states “In this show we are taking the gospel of the 60s, the songs of Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, James Cleveland and more; here they will be the soundtrack for a story about finding your voice and continuing to fight for what you need and want, no matter the fear.” In her direction of the show, Khira intends to connect the music of Gospel to the ongoing struggle for civil rights.
Jubilee Theatre will present How I Got Over in accordance with all public health recommendations. Each performance will be limited to 50 percent audience capacity, with social distancing in place. Jubilee Theatre will also require all attending patrons to wear a face mask and consent to temperature screening upon entry. Any patrons displaying symptoms of illness will be required to reschedule their tickets. Jubilee Theatre will also offer a digital streaming version of this production, at a discounted ticket price of $20.