Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Very Beatles Christmas

From the, "Say What?" File...

A “fresh, fast-paced performance of the Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, George and Ringo!”

That’s the promise from Kirkwood United Methodist Church, which announced this morning that its members would Come Together for a little less than Eight Days a Week (two days, in fact) next month to celebrate Christmas with Beatles songs.

“The carefully selected collection of Beatles songs in our production are authentic to the lives of Mary and Joseph, who were real people going through genuine strife and consternation, and ultimately, genuine joy and wonder at the birth of Jesus,” director, and KUMC associate pastor, Rocky Marlowe said in a statement. “Relating their story in modern language not only makes the story fresh, but very relatable and inviting.”

"Let it Be Christmas" will be staged Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Louis Community College at Meramec Theatre - 11333 Big Bend Road.

Reserved seating for this performance is available for a suggested donation of $12. For general admission tickets, the suggested donation is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors (65+) and children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.kirkwoodumc.org, or at the church, located at 201 W. Adams in Kirkwood.

After the Beatles pageant concludes, church leaders promise to Get Back to traditional Christmas celebrations, including a creche scene featuring Lady Madonna.

6 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sounds wonderful Gregg, I was a great fan of the Beatles when they firt emerged on the scene. Excellent song choices also.

Yvonne.

Meghan Smith said...

A Christmas show that will be bigger than Jesus himself. *sigh* Why? I can't "imagine" celebrating Christmas with music from guys who thought they were God.

Kansas Bob said...

Interesting way to engage people in Christmas.

Pat Donovan said...

boo whoo sob the word of God isn't relevant enough?

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Hi Gregg,

There was a time when I would have thought this was a good thing....now I know better (thankfully)