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‘The Chosen’ meets ‘Hamilton’: 18yo pens new musical on Christ

J-P Mauro - published on 12/19/22

'His Story: The Musical' is an upcoming show that will bring the Gospel narratives to life with modern musical stylings.

There’s a new musical on the life of Christ in development and it’s being compared to such great works as The Chosen and Hamilton. Titled His Story: The Musical this new show will use contemporary genres like rock, rap, and pop to convey the faith-based story of the ages.

Young composer

One of the aspects of His Story: The Musical that makes it stand out against similar works like Jesus Christ Superstaror Godspell is that this show was written by an 18-year-old. The Christian Post spoke to the young composer, Anna Miriam Brown, who explained that she was inspired to write the show after a stint as a missionary in Africa when she was just 16

While on the trip, she saw the musical Hamilton and began to wonder how people would respond if someone did for the story of Christ what Lin Manuel Miranda did for the story of Alexander Hamilton. Brown said that she prayed on the matter and the music just came to her. 

Professional backing

Somehow Brown’s vision and music for the play caught the attention of Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, who are now producers of the project. His Story: The Musical has also secured help from industry mainstays and Tony Award nominees Jeff Calhoun and Bruce Lazarus. These experts in Broadway-style musicals are bringing professional music and staging supervision to the project. 

The showrunners described His Story: The Musical as a “Broadway-style theatrical event, 2000 years in the making.” On the official website they supply the synopsis: 

“A common-man-from-a-sketchy-family arrives in the big city and defies expectations. He performs miracles and speaks great wisdom, but chooses friends from the dregs of society and hangs out in the wrong part of town. Mocked by the establishment, He is adored by the people. Melding a youthful voice with a timeless perspective, the greatest story ever told is brought into the third millennium, reminding us of the universal power of love and redemption.”

The release

His Story: The Musical is scheduled to debut on May 5, 2023, in The Colony, Texas. While the show will only open with one location, we expect there will be an official video recording circulating soon after. Visit His Story: The Musical’s official website to learn how to get tickets. 

Can’t wait to hear the show? The entire soundtrack has already been released on Spotify. Listen below.

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