Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is hosting a performance of the historical musical, Martin Luther, Rebel Priest on Sunday, April 2, at 4 p.m. to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year. The cast includes professional actors and singers Richard Weidlich as Luther and David Victor as the narrator, as well as amateur performers from the OSLC Players.
Martin Luther, Rebel Priest was written and composed in 1983 by famed American composer and lyricist Carmino Ravosa (1930-2015) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s birth. A lifelong music educator, Ravosa was an author and editor for Silver Burdett & Ginn’s music textbook series World of Music and The Music Connection. Ravosa also was the songwriter for the CBS children’s shows Captain Kangaroo and Romper Room, the PBS program Shining Time Station, and the PBS publication Sesame Street Magazine.
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