A.D. 16 (Regional, Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2022) | Playbill

A.D. 16


SYNOPSIS: What if your first crush really was perfect? From the comic genius of Cinco Paul (Despicable Me and the musical hit of the summer Schmigadoon) and Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) comes the delightfully witty, sublimely inspiring story of teenaged Mary Magdalene, who falls in love with the carpenter’s son next door… who happens to be a kid named Jesus. In her quest to impress him, Mary has to fend off a trio of 1st-Century Mean Girls and a bunch of Beastie Boys-inspired wiseguys from the Sanhedrin. She learns that getting Jesus to love you back is both easier – and harder – than she ever imagined.

With a lush R&B score and a riotous cast of characters, A.D. 16 achieves the rare feat of being both funny and sincere. A thrilling and fun musical for people of all faiths, or no faith at all.

Directed by Stephen Brackett

Music Direction by Christopher Youstra

Featuring: Phoenix Best, Kelli Blackwell, Ben Fankhauser, Alan h. Green, Jade Jones, Jared Loftin, Calvin McCullough, Adelina Mitchell, Christian Montgomery, Da'von Moody, Chani Wereley


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