Karamu House
Community Theatre

Music by Alan Menken
 Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight
Based on the Motion Picture

Show Description:
Karamu House will stage the musical with an integrated cast. Love will get you every time…and one charismatic con-man is about to find that out. The “Reverend” Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town.
​The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith. It features a roof-raising score by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who also composed the scores for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AND LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Richard Morris, Jr.


Tickets and Press

December 5 - December 28


7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays

$15-$40 General Admission

(216) 795-7070
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Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106

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