Never let it be said that God doesn’t have a sense of humor. If you don’t believe me, just ask Tony Award winner and singer, Melba Moore who stars in Good God A’Mighty! at the 14th Street Playhouse. This electrifying comedy gives audiences a behind-the-scenes peek inside an African-American church in the midst of change when a vibrant young Pastor from New York moves down south to take over an old style church. The zany antics are non-stop when two church mothers fall in love with him while sparks fly as the other members fight to keep their old traditions intact. Trouble and fun ensue when the bombastic choir director tries to run him out of the "The Big Easy" and back to the "The Big Apple!” Amidst the laughter, the story weaves the universal themes of love, relationships, and what it means to truly belong to a community. Sometimes you find inspiration in the most unexpected places and realize…God really does have a sense of humor.
Melba Moore plays feisty choir director, Reen L’Dimp, who takes her position as head of the clean-up committee very seriously. Also featured in the cast of memorable characters are nationally known comedians Just June in the role of the over-the-top, Mother Nelson, and Dante Carter as Deacon Burton, a pillar of the church who is also an avid “Housewives” fan.
The foot-stomping, soul-stirring original music scored by Lolita Snipes for Good God A’Mighty! ranges from gospel, classic choir music and a-cappella, to R&B. Audiences will also get a chance to experience the traditional Holy Dance, which is an integral part of the Black gospel expression.
The production team for Good God A’Mighty! includes Lolita Snipes, Playwright & Director; Ross Fleming, Producer; DJ Cut Master Swift, Music Producer; William Green, Music Director; Theresa Hightower, Vocal Director; Paula Monette, Set Designer; Verda “Bella Blue” Watson, Casting Producer and Mesheka Carson as Stage Manager.
The 14th Street Playhouse is conveniently located at 173 14th Street, at the corner of 14th Street and Juniper, across from the W Midtown. There is a parking deck adjoining the theater.
Performance dates and times are as follows:
Thurs, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 16 @ 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 17 @ 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Tues, Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Wed, Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm
Thurs, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 23 @ 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 24 @ 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets are on sale NOW and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office (404-733-5000) and online. Tickets are $55. For groups of 20 or more, there is a special rate of $45. To purchase tickets go to Lolita Snipes and click “Buy Tickets Now.”