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Your Arms Too Short to Box With God   Tour   A Soaring Celebration in Song and Dance

 
Opening Date: January 19, 1979    
Closing Date: March 2, 1980

Category: Musical, Original, National Tour



Production Staff
Produced by Tom Mallow; Produced in association with James Janek and American Theatre Productions, Inc.
Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll; Music by Alex Bradford; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Music orchestrated by H. B. Barnum; Dance Music by H. B. Barnum; Choral arrangements by Chapman Roberts; Musical Director: Grenoldo Frazier
Directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Richard Winkler; Sound Design by Dave Hunt and Christopher Bond
General Manager: James Janek; Company Manager: Ken Krezel
Production Coordinator: Jerry R. Moore and Richard Martini; Production Stage Manager: Carleton Scott Alsop; Stage Manager: Bardell Connor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Gregory Nicholas
Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Ida M. Broughton
Performer
Julius Richard Brown
Performer
Bardell Connor
Performer
Ralph Farrington
Performer
Gwendolyn Nelson Fleming
Performer
Thomas Jefferson Fouse Jr.
Performer
Jamil K. Garland
Performer
Elijah Gill
Performer
L. Michael Gray
Performer
William-Keebler Hardy, Jr.
Performer
Robert Earl Helms
Performer
Jennifer-Yvette Holliday
Performer
Jeannine Otis
Performer
Dwayne Phelps
Performer
Leonard Piggee
Performer
Leslie Hardesty Sisson
Performer
Allysia C. Sneed
Performer
Quincella Swyningan
Performer
Faruma S. Williams
Performer
Linda E. Young
Performer
music by Alex Bradford; lyrics by Alex Bradford
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1
Beatitudes
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
We're Gonna Have a Good Time
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
There's a Stranger in Town
Do You Know Jesus?/He's a Wonder
Just a Little Bit of Jesus Goes a Long Way
We Are the Priests and Elders
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Something is Wrong in Jerusalem
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It Was Alone/I Know I Have to Leave Here
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
Trial
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It's Too Late
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Judas Dance
(music by H. B. Barnum)
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God
Give Us Barabbas
See How They Done My Lord
Come on Down
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
ACT 2
Didn't I Tell You
When the Power Comes
Everybody Has His Own Way
Down By the Riverside
I Love You So Much Jesus
The Band
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
Oct 30, 1979 - Mar 2, 1980 Variety Arts Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2, 1979 - Oct 28, 1979 New Locust Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Sep 11, 1979 - Sep 30, 1979 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
Aug 8, 1979 - Sep 8, 1979 Merle Reskin Theatre Chicago, IL
Jun 12, 1979 - Aug 4, 1979 Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts Detroit, MI
Jun 5, 1979 - Jun 10, 1979 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
May 22, 1979 - May 27, 1979 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
May 8, 1979 - May 13, 1979 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
May 1, 1979 - May 6, 1979 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
Apr 22, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979 Roberts Orpheum St. Louis, MO
Apr 17, 1979 - Apr 17, 1979 James W. Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 5, 1979 - Apr 5, 1979 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Apr 3, 1979 - Apr 3, 1979 Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 24, 1979 - Mar 25, 1979 Stranahan Theater And Great Hall Toledo, OH
Mar 20, 1979 - Mar 20, 1979 Adler Theatre Davenport, IA
Mar 9, 1979 - Mar 11, 1979 Mahalia Jackson Theatre New Orleans, LA
Mar 6, 1979 - Mar 6, 1979 Von Braun Center Huntsville, AL
Mar 5, 1979 - Mar 5, 1979 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN
Feb 27, 1979 - Feb 28, 1979 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
Feb 19, 1979 - Feb 21, 1979 Macauley Theatre Louisville, KY
Feb 11, 1979 - Feb 11, 1979 UNC Chapel Hill Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 10, 1979 - Feb 10, 1979 Township Columbia, SC
Feb 7, 1979 - Feb 8, 1979 Mahaffey Theater For The Performing Arts St. Petersburg, FL
Jan 23, 1979 - Jan 23, 1979 Eastman Theater Rochester, NY
Jan 19, 1979 - Jan 21, 1979 Bushnell Hartford, CT