About The Production
For the past five years now, Grace Community Fellowship of Wharton has brought the story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection to the residents of Wharton. One Wharton resident said, “Messiah is to celebrate Easter, like The Nutcracker is to celebrate Christmas. It is just something we love to go see to celebrate Easter with our families.”
This is a production, which brings the story of Jesus’ last days with humor, awe and at times, tears. Becky Limas, who grew up in Boling, is the Director. Assisting Limas is Jaime Johnson as co-director who has been involved the last two years. Becky has brought a fresh new look to the play and views it as a documentary of Jesus’ life, not just a play. “This way it helps the audience see what Jesus wanted us to take away from His experiences,” Limas said. The wardrobe director is Lisa Hathway, and her team uses historically correct costumes down to prayer shawls from Jerusalem. All the costumes and sets have been historically researched as closely as possible. The choir is directed by Sean Pursley, along with a band of musicians directed by Stephen Hlavinka, who together bring new songs and solos to this production.
“Our church has a heart to share the good news of Christ with Wharton and the surrounding communities,” said Limas. “We have people who are willing to dedicate four months of their lives to share this story, not just the ones you see on the stage, but more than 150 people are involved in this production this year.”
Grace Community Fellowship will offer four performances of Messiah this year (please see dates/times on this page). All performances start at 7 PM, and doors will open at 6:30 PM for seating.
2020 Performance Dates
Seating begins at 6:30 PM for all performances. First-come, first-serve basis.
Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11