Visionary Man


Join Spirited Hands Productions for the Los Angeles premiere of this epic new musical written by award winning author Mary Padgelek. Featuring famed jazz singer Jimmer Bolden and Ovation Award Winner Jacquelin Schofield.


“PICK OF THE WEEK… [a] remarkable story… accompanying music is an inspiring blend of contemporary and old fashioned, toe-tapping gospel, complemented by on-target singing of the cast.”— Stage Raw

“FIVE STARS… the best show in town… powerful, brilliant yet warm and fun” — Examiner

"“WONDERFUL… A tale worth telling and I know I am better for having heard it." — BroadwayWorld

Thursday, July 24, 8 pm
Friday, July 25, 8 pm

Thu, Jul 24 – Sun, Aug 31
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM
Sundays, 3 PM

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$15 Previews
$28 Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun Matinee
$15 With Student ID

Special Events
THE VISIONARY ART OF JB MURRAY presented by Visionary Man, The Museum of African American Art and The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center.

On Sat August 16th at 1:30 PM, Join the cast of Visionary Man for an up-close and personal look at JB Murray's art. What message was the Holy Ghost trying to convey through JB? Join us to find out.

As a bonus, the cast of the Visionary Man will perform excerpts from the show

Admission to this event is free and there is free parking. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit www.maaala.org.

Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Hudson Mainstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA  90038
Valet Parking
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Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair Access

The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-7787

“Visionary Man" is a new American musical that celebrates the true story of JB Murray and his calling at age 70 to create vivid abstract artistic masterpieces on anything he could find : adding machine tape, old planks, corrugated tin, televisions, and finally paper. Murray - a rural subsistence farmer from Glascock County, GA - had the first of what he called his 'visions from the Holy Spirit' in 1978. Over a period of 10 years, Murrays' visions would capture the imagination of his friends, his neighbors, and ultimately an international community of collectors, museums, and academics. The musical is a spirited look at a close-knit rural community that must come to terms with the passion, the vision, and the art of this enigmatic eccentric in their midst.

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