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A&T Theatre Arts Program presents Javon Johnson’s Award Winning Hilarious Gospel Musical Sanctified

Written and Directed by Javon Johnson, Sanctified is the story of small black church, standing on its traditions (and its last legs!) and is faced with the challenge of working together in their last-ditch effort for a successful revival in hopes of rebuilding their reputation and their congregation. This task seems overwhelming when their young, newly acquired interim Pastor, Harold P. Jones attempts to upgrade the choir's lackluster repertoire. His ideas prove to be a little too fast-paced for the elders, even more so when the Pastor seeks help from his cousin, the diva-of-all-divas and gospel singer extraordinaire Sister Paulette Denise Jones. Things quickly seem to go downhill but all may not be lost. That is if Mister and Sir, an unlikely and hilariously bickering odd couple on a secret mission of their own, can assist in the success of this revival. Winner of six 2009 Black Theatre Alliance Awards including the August Wilson Award for Best Writing of a Play (Musical/Adaptation), Best Production (Musical or Revue), Best Direction (Musical or Revue), and Best Musical Director, Sanctified promises great music, exciting characters and an inspirational and hilarious time at the theatre.

About Javon Johnson

Javon Johnson is a native of Anderson, S.C., and is gaining worldwide recognition as a multi-talented actor and playwright. Javon's television credits include Prison Break, Tyler Perry: House of Payne, One Life to Live, Porgy: A Gullah Version. He has performed on film in The Poker House, Barbershop 2, Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, The Temptations, and Dogma. He is a member of The Dramatist Guild, Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In addition to film, Javon delivers critically acclaimed performances on stage. He is a founding ensemble member/resident playwright of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago and has acted in off-Broadway productions such as Stick Fly, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Ali, Before It Hits Home, Cryin' Shame, Deep Azure, Amistad Voices, A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Pericles, Macbeth, and Pill Hill. To learn more about Johnson please visit

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, November 30 @7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 1 @7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 @3:00 p.m. and @7:30 p.m.
Sunday December 3 @3:00 p.m.


Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of NC A&T State University


Adults - $17.00
Senior Citizens & Non-A&T Students - $11.00
Children 12 & under - $6.00
A&T Students – Free with Aggie One Card

For tickets call 336.334.7749 or visit
For Group Rates call 336.334.7519

North Carolina A&T Theatre Arts Program is nationally ranked by Black Broadway as one of the top five Theatre Arts Programs for
African-American Students.


Whether you are planning on majoring in Acting, Theatre Arts Administration or Theatre with a Technical emphasis, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) cater to the specific needs of Black theatre professionals and can provide you with the education and support that you will need to start or enhance your theatre career. HBCUs have long been known as the cornerstone of educational opportunity for Blacks. In no particular order, Broadway Black has identified what we believe to be the top 5 HBCU theatre programs. (Read More)

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