"Have you seen "The Rock and the Rabbi?" Judith told Patty it would be worth the trip. Firday evening we made a date to go see the new off Broadway musical. Thanks to an arrangement with the producers and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma we obtained complimentary seats. The last time we attended a show at the Civic Center was to see Cathy Lee Gifford for a Christmas special.
Derrick Williams (Rabbi) and Peter Penrose (Rock) combined for a splendid performance. The band created an effective group of fishermen as well as setting up the differing scense with great timing. Gary Richardson (Storyteller) drew the audience in like a master "storyteller." There were not dull moments. We found each piece of the production to be powerful. My favorite must have been the, "Follow Me." The Reprise of "You are the Christ/Follow Me" closed the performance with a great sense of inspiration. We really did come away not only thinking we had seen a great performance, but that we worshipped in wonderful ways.
The Rock and the Rabbi only has two shows left tomorrow (2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Civic Center). On Tuesday it will be presented at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Raley Chapl. If you have the time, it would be worth the trip.