How I Got Over to Premiere June 19th

Jubilee Theatre makes a triumphant return to the stage with Nate Jacobs’ “How I Got Over” from June 19th - July 19th, 2020

After a 3 month hiatus, Jubilee Theatre will premiere its Spring Musical production for the 2019-2020 season, “Shades of Us!”, on June 19th, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Jubilee Theatre in Sundance Square. Single tickets are priced at $28, $32, and $35. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online ( ). 


Jubilee Theatre was founded on June 19th, 1981. The organization is proud to celebrate its 39th birthday with this very special production.  How I Got Over honors the legendary Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson (pictured left), and other gospel greats. The show will include soulful renditions of such classics as “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” “Twelve Gates to the City,” and “Tell It, Sing It, Shout It.”

Mahalia Jackson was highly respected for her musical ability, as well as her activism during the civil rights era. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said of Mahalia Jackson, “A voice like this comes not once in a century, but once in a millennium.” Jackson was very close to Dr. King., performing at his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, as well as his funeral service. 

This production will be directed by local talent Khira Hailey, returning to Jubilee for the first time since directing Stick Fly in 2018. Khira states “In this show we are taking the gospel of the 60s, the songs of Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward, James Cleveland and more; here they will be the soundtrack for a story about finding your voice and continuing to fight for what you need and want, no matter the fear.” In her direction of the show, Khira intends to connect the music of Gospel to the ongoing struggle for civil rights.


Jubilee Theatre will present How I Got Over in accordance with all public health recommendations. Each performance will be limited to 50% audience capacity, with social distancing in place. Jubilee Theatre will also require all attending patrons to wear a face mask and consent to temperature screening upon entry. Any patrons displaying symptoms of illness will be required to reschedule their tickets. Jubilee Theatre will also offer a digital streaming version of this production, at a discounted ticket price of $20.


Jubilee Theatre will present its production of How I Got Over starting on June 19th, 2020. How I Got Over will show Thursday nights through Sunday nights, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The production will close at Jubilee Theatre on Sunday, July 19th, 2020.


Season tickets as low as $100!  Single tickets are priced at $28, $32, and $35. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online ( ). Student and Group discounts are available; please call Jubilee Theatre for more information (817.338.4411).


Jubilee’s mission is to create and produce theatrical works that give voice to the African-American experience.


All performances are held at Jubilee Theatre in Downtown Ft. Worth.


506 Main St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102



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