Jesus' story, Britney's music


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Jesus' story, Britney's music

By Cassie Alsup. CREATED Nov 5, 2013

She's been in the spotlight since she was a child, and even though her antics throughout the years have resulted in her being a mother in her 30s still under conservatorship from her father, Britney Spears' music will be used exclusively in a musical about Jesus Christ.

Just let that sink in for a minute.

"SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney" is back by popular demand (yes, it was performed last year at Columbia University) and will feature Spears' biggest hits, Fox News reports (via

The show's producer, Patrick Blute, feels the parallels between Spears and Jesus are worth exploring using her music and his story.

“The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ," Blute writes (via Fox News). “These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases. It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the power of forgiveness.”

Tickets to the first show were sold out in under a minute and the new show will be a one night only kind of deal unless funding is raised.


Cassie Alsup

Cassie Alsup

Cassie Alsup is a native Knoxvillian and collector of all things nifty. Whether it's a unique recipe, a spoiler about the next episode of "Girls" or a video of a dog dressed up like a construction worker, nothing delights her more than sharing these gems with other people.