Jeremiah People performs March 25 at First Christian of Eureka Springs
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Jeremiah People, the musical theater group of Continental Singers, will perform in the 6:30 p.m. services on Saturday, March 25, at First Christian Church, on Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs.
The group is one of four gospel performance groups of the 30-year-old Continental Singers organization, which sparked the better-known Up With People! tours.
Phil Wilson, pastor of First Christian, stated that he has been wanting to "penetrate" the Eureka Springs arts community, and views The Jeremiah People as being top quality.
Along with the performance, persons attending can learn about taking part in Continental Singers performances and tours. Opportunities range from a nine-month commitment with The Jeremiah People, consisting of young adults, to Encore, singers who range from 21 to 70, who commit to three weeks of productions, as well as groups for younger singers and Continental Singers alumni.
Theme for the 2006 tour of The Jeremiah People is "My Rules of Engagement," and includes the a capella up-beat song, "Wonderful Invention," the Latin-influenced "Love Without Limits," and more traditional songs, such as "In God We Trust" and "Best Day of My Life." Troupe members include actors Nathan Mahy, Matthew Hurt, Jordan Mahy, Lindsey Browning, Paris Seder and Lum Carcamo. Technicians for the program are Mark Nichols and Yongfa Chew.
The production takes the form of a Broadway-style play, with emphasis on character development and story, spiced with humor, drama and ministry.
The Continental program has produced a number of gospel music artists, including Bryan Lenox, Steve Taylor and Paul Smith. The program has received the praise of others, including Sandi Patty, Mark Lowry, Wayne Watson and Babbie Mason.
The Eureka Springs performance is the only one scheduled this year in Arkansas, and falls between performances in Aurora and Forsyth, Mo.
The entire community is strongly encouraged to attend the presentation on March 25, Wilson said. There is no admission charge.
For more information about the Continental programs, visit the Web site at www.continentalsingers.org. To hear samples of the Jeremiah People's "My Rules of Engagement" performance, go to the Web site at www.myspace.com/jeremiahpeople.