Home Events 2023 Summer Music Workshops and Festivals Week 2 Gospel of Musical Theatre:  Race and Redemption

Leaders

  • Nathan LeRud
    Nathan LeRud

    Nathan LeRud, Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, fell in love with musicals at age seven when taken to see a college production of Camelot. He memorized every note of the original cast recording and (as a boy soprano with freakish range) learned to sing all of Julie Andrews’ numbers. A double major in English and Theatre, favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler, Pangloss in Candide, Mabel Swindle in Radio Gals.

  • Peter Elliot
    Peter Elliot

    Peter Elliott, is adjunct faculty at Vancouver School of Theology and a coach and consultant in private practice. Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver from 1994-2019, Peter has loved musical theatre for his whole life. At age 12 he appeared as Oliver Twist in a semi-professional production of Oliver! With Nathan he hosts the popular podcast Gospel According to Musical Theatre.

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Date

Sunday - Saturday July 16 - 22, 2023

Cost

$400

Gospel of Musical Theatre:  Race and Redemption

$400/week. Course fee $150 plus the $250 Activity fee

Following up the popular Sorrento summer 2019 course The Gospel According to Musical Theatre, Sorrento Centre presents a new — and different — opportunity to explore the structure and history of musical theatre, reflecting theologically on how gospel themes are conveyed, with particular attention to issues of race, representation, and redemption. 

Join with others in hearing presentations and having discussions about some of your favourite musicals, discover some new shows—and be surprised by how often issues of race and representation find their place in this perennially popular art form.