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Gospel performances open Southern Stage

Atlanta actor Sherrill to perform 'Gospel of John,' 'Red Letter Jesus'

POSTED: October 18, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill’s upcoming performances bring the four Gospels to life and breathe life into the new Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage, a new venture at Buford’s new Sylvia Beard Theatre.

Sherrill’s two-act presentation of the “Gospel of John” has reached 200,000 people in the U.S. along with 600 performances in Europe. His new work, “Red Letter Jesus,” is comprised of Jesus’ words from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. It includes a multimedia presentation with footage from the region where Jesus lived and taught. Both shows will be presented in repertory Oct. 18-21.

“Red Letter Jesus” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, in the Buford Community Center’s Sylvia Beard Theatre, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford.

The “Gospel of John” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21. With an additional $13.50 ticket, the audience can meet Sherrill at a dessert reception following the show.

The gospel of John and “Red Letter Jesus” are presented by GTA Southern Stage. It is the newest addition to the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a nationally acclaimed collaboration between Gainesville State College and Brenau University. These are the first performances in the Southern Stage’s premiere season.

Tickets are $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. VIP box seats are available for $40.

Patrons can select their own seats online at or by calling 678-717-3624 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group discounts of 20 percent for 12 or more people or ADA seating are available by calling in advance. 

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