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Popular play kicks off 'Black History Month' in Milwaukee

Posted: 10:24 PM, Jan 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-03 14:08:45-05

MILWAUKEE — It's been a Milwaukee tradition for 4 decades. It's an annual musical stage play that premiers next week in honor of Black History Month.

TODAY'S TMJ4 caught up with some of those involved in the production.

Evaughn High shared her stunning rendition of "Blessed Assurance" at Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor John High of "No Middle Ground Worship Center" works behind the scenes.

He explains, "It's family-oriented, anyone can attend. It's universal, but it pertains to us because there is tribulation in all our lives."

Camille Monk's husband is the pastor of Ephesians. She tells TODAY'S TMJ4 "The Rapture" reminds us not to squander moments in life.

Monk shares, "We are all running out of time. Every second, every hour I believe that we should use it wisely. We should take time to see people."

High is blessed with more than a stunning singing voice. She is also the director.

"I'm the lady of the night." She laughs.

"I actually don't leave with the pimp. I actually give my life to the Lord."

Another incredible talent, musical director Jermaine Rideout.

"God has given me a gift that he wants me to share."

Listening to High and Rideout perform, it's easy to see how the play strikes a chord in people's hearts year after year.

"The Rapture" will be performed at Ephesians Missionary Baptist church starting January 31st thru through February 2nd. For more information here is "The Rapture's" Facebook Page.

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