N.C. A&T Theatre Arts Program to Present Gospel Musical “Sanctified”

Javon JohnsonGreensboro, N.C. (Nov. 21, 2017) – For its annual holiday show, the Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will perform the gospel stage play, “Sanctified,” Thursday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 3. 

Written and directed by South Carolina native, Javon Johnson, “Sanctified” is the story of a small black church standing on its traditions and its last legs. When faced with the challenge of working together, they are hopeful their last-ditch effort will bring a successful revival of their reputation and congregation. However, the ideas of their new interim pastor to upgrade the church prove to be too fast-paced for some of the parishioners. All may not be lost with the help of Mister and Sir, an unlikely and hilariously bickering odd couple on a mission of their own. 

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, Johnson is gaining worldwide recognition as a multi-talented actor and playwright. His television, film and stage credits include “Prison Break,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “The Poker House,” “Barbershop 2,” “Stick Fly,” “Joe Turner's Come” and “Gone.” 

For ticket information, call 336-334-7749 or visit ncataggies.com. For Group Rates call 336-334-7519. 

The performance schedule and ticket pricing are listed below:

  • Thursday Nov. 30 and Friday Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Dec. 2, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Dec. 3, 3 p.m. 


  • Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of N.C. A&T 


  • A&T Students - Free w/ Aggie One Card
  • Adults - $17
  • Senior Citizens and Non-A&T Students - $11
  • Children 12 and under - $6 

*For media: Director and playwright Javon Johnson is available for interviews in advance of the show. Contact Tiffany S. Jones, director of media relations, to arrange an interview. For additional information about Johnson, visit his website at www.javonjohnson.net