Direct from Colombia, the critically acclaimed musical sensation THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER SUNG (LA MAS GRANDE HISTORIA JAMAS CANTADA) will make its New York premiere with four performances September 21-23 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Under the direction of Rob Barron and the artistic production of the renowned musical theater company Misi Producciones, this family-friendly spectacle spans the lesser-known years in Jesus Christ’s life. Combining dazzling choreography, original upbeat rhythms, and an energetic cast, a joyful and human image of Jesus emerges as the story of his life between childhood and early adulthood surfaces. THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER SUNG, a not-to-be-missed spectacular event, will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Written by Arturo Tovar, THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER SUNG features music and lyrics by María Isabel Murillo. It is sung entirely with foundations in original Latin rhythms combined with jazz, rock, and gospel sung by a chorus of children and adults. This performance is based on an investigation that includes the Evangelical canons, the apocryphal canons, the material from the Dead Sea, as well as the manuscripts of Nag Hammadi.
The Narrator is played by Mexican tenor Miguel Ángel Ramírez; Jesus, during his adult life, is played by actor and singer Felipe Salazar; Mary is played by fine arts performer and singer Juliana Reyes; Joseph is actor and singer Erwin Barrera; the male devil is played by both dancer/composer Jaime Ortiz and actor/dancer Juan Camilo Castillo, while pop singer Isa Mosquera plays their counterpart as the female devil. A total of 85 dancers, singers and actors, including 35 young performers ages 7 through 18 have more than 600 costumes designed by Colombian artisans, sculptors and artists while performing on a beautiful crafted set that is enhanced by bold and contemporary lighting— everything that creates an epic and magic show that unfolds the richness of Colombian talent.
THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER SUNG will be presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street) on September 21 at 8 PM, September 22 at 2 PM and 8 PM, and September 23 at 2PM. For more information and tickets (starting at $45), visit www.themostamazingstorynyc.com, facebook.com/TheMostAmazingStoryNYC, and twitter.com/LaMasGrandeShow.
Misi Producciones is the musical theater company with the most substantial Theater Productions in Colombia. The company, which has pioneered in Colombia’s performance arts, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Founded by the composer and musical teacher María Isabel Murillo, its two greatest foundations are: developing outstanding artists from an early age and producing original and universal musicals, one of them being the first authorized Spanish version of West Side Story, which was mentioned by Arthur Laurents in his autobiography.
THE MOST AMAZING STORY EVER SUNG is made possible thanks to the support of: Colombian Government, Avianca, Pacific Rubiales, Colfondos, Fundación Ramírez Moreno, Argos, Juan Valdez, y Colsubsidio. Main media sponsor is El Tiempo; New York media partners are Telemundo and El Especial.