“Something better — there must be something better…
Something Better; there must be something better…
Something better than a…
Something better than a…
I can’t write it! Why can’t I write it?”
Those are the opening lines of Something Better! “The Rock” Opera, sung and spoken by the main character, Jude. Jude is looking for something better in his life — something better than what he’s experiencing which is a tug of war between his girlfriend Sarah and his best friend Paul. Will he find that something better he’s looking for?
Sarah is a Christian who is also a musician. She plays in a church band and loves every minute of it. Paul is also a musician. He’s a “rising rock star” and wants songwriter Jude to join his band. Sarah and Paul are as different as North from South; as different as light from darkness. I’m sure you’re starting to see the obvious conflict. What will Jude do?
Something Better! “The Rock” Opera reveals the spiritual battle going on between light and darkness, using music careers as an allegory. Those with eyes to see and ears to hear will learn a lot from Something Better! as the story progresses. It meets people where they are in this world and brings them into a glimpse of the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.
Very rarely is there a truly evangelism-oriented musical production as powerful as Something Better!: “The Rock” opera. The Rock of course is Jesus Christ, rock of ages. The goal of this musical is to reach out to people struggling in this life to find meaning and to offer them the only answer that makes sense: Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life.
If you are a Christian and you want to have a powerful tool to win others to Christ, I encourage you to support the production of Something Better! “The Rock” opera when we start our crowdfunding campaign later this spring. We’re building a community of people who are interested in seeing this evangelistic musical recorded and produced with professional singers and actors. Once we have a large enough base, we’ll open a Kickstarter campaign and together we’ll raise the funds we need to get the job done.
Christian musicals are a great tool to reach out to people with the Christian good news. While many not-yet believers refuse to listen to speeches and sermons, getting the message through to them in a format they enjoy, music, is a great way to reach them. They are more open when they are enjoying music in the styles they like. Something Better! “The Rock” opera meets people right where they are — in this world — and offers a message of hope and salvation by which they can escape the corruption that is in the world through lust and greed.
Soon I’ll be posting sample soundtracks so you can get a better idea of what this is all about. In the meantime, please sign up to receive our e-newsletter so you can stay up to date on our progress. Once a week or so I’ll send you an update so you can stay current and so you can be reminded to pray for this evangelistic work to succeed beyond our wildest dreams.
Thank you for visiting this site. I hope you enjoy Something Better! “The Rock” opera as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it for you. This work is dedicated to my Lord Jesus Christ and all of God’s wonderful children — and children to be! Please pray for this work and support it. I thank you very much for your support.
Richard Allen Golko