December 8, 2008 | Bob Jones University
Simeon
Composer:Dwight Gustafson
Librettist:David Burke
Synopsis
God has promised Simeon, an aging candle-maker, that he will not die before he sees the Messiah. With his time growing short, Simeon wonders how much longer he must wait. But what is this story of angels he hears from Bethlehem shepherds? What heavenly sign could compel Eastern Magi to send an emissary to Jerusalem? And who is this Child a poor couple brings to dedicate at the Temple? [Simeon’s canticle is known as the “Nunc Dimittis”]
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:01

Number of Acts
3

Musical Style
Tonal, lyrical

Original Cast
Stan Eby (Simeon)
Lorin Pegram (Boy)
Leigh Fort (Beggar Woman)
Chris Gilliam (Boss, a shepherd)
John Chest (Brassy, a shepherd)
Grant Lewis (Tender, a shepherd)
Brad Baugham (Emissary)
Melissa Dickerson (Mary)
Mark Ferguson (High Priest)
Tom Chapman (Joseph)


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