Herbert W. Armstrong College announces a summer musical production, UNDEFEATED—The Story of Isaiah and Hezekiah. One matinee performance is planned at Armstrong Auditorium on Sunday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m. The original production is being presented in conjunction with the archaeological exhibit that Armstrong Auditorium is hosting this summer, “Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered”.
The musical was composed by Armstrong College music director Ryan Malone, and is a revival and revision of a musical premiered in January 2015, then called The Book of Isaiah. The work has been slightly revised and rebranded to emphasize the connection between one of Jerusalem’s most celebrated kings and its most revered prophet: King Hezekiah and the Prophet Isaiah.
Hezekiah is considered second only to King David in terms of his impact on the nation and is unmatched in terms of secular history verifying his reign. Isaiah, called the Prince of Prophets and the Shakespeare of the Bible, remains the most distinguished prophet in the Judeo-Christian faiths.
The sweeping score uses Isaiah’s poetry to tell the story of Jerusalem’s most miraculous liberation under the leadership of King Hezekiah and Isaiah, when they escaped annihilation at the hands of the Assyrians in the 8th century B.C.E. Along with breathtaking step-dancing choreography from the campus’s Irish dance school, and the largest sets ever to grace Armstrong Auditorium’s stage, this history comes to life in dramatic detail. Cast will be comprised of staff and students of Armstrong campus in north Edmond.