Leap of Faith
5 - 14 October 2018
Leap of Faith is a stage musical based on the 1992 American movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin. The music is by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Janus Cercone and Slater.
The musical tells the story of ‘Reverend’ Jonas Nightingale, a part-time reverend and a full time con artist, who is travelling with his ministry. When his bus breaks down in the middle of small drought-ridden Sweetwater, a Kansas town, Jonas plans an impromptu revival to take the entire town for a ride within 3 days. The some-time reverend pitches a tent and invites the townspeople to his revival; however, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from taking the people’s money.
A story that looks honestly at the fragility of our knowledge about life’s big questions, and yet emphasizes how the miraculous can make the doubter doubt his doubts - a fine topic for a musical!
The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney
Friday 5 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 6 October at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday 10 October at 7:30pm
Friday 12 October at 7:30pm
Saturday 13 October at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 14 October at 3:00pm