The Story With great joy and gratitude, The Panama City Passion Play is returning to the beautiful downtown Marina Civic Center in 2018. In it’s fifteenth season, this magnificent production has been experienced by over 65,000 people, and with three performance dates, another 7,500 people will experience this unforgettable Easter presentation this year.
Through fourteen years, the Panama City Passion Play has remained a non-ticketed event – a presentation featuring a live orchestra, choir, cast and crew of over 200. It has been enjoyed and embraced by young and old alike by those in Panama City and the surrounding communities.
The Purpose To creatively & authentically share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a theatrical setting with those in our community and surrounding areas. Click here for more information about God's gift to you.
The History Doug White, Executive Producer/Director of the Play, serves as the Minister of Worship and Music at St. Andrew Baptist Church. With his passionate leadership team, they have seen this musical drama style Passion Play touch the lives of thousands of people, having performed it for 14 years in Miami, 7 years in Gainesville, and 14 years here in Panama City. Each year’s production is fresh with new elements of creativity, story line, music, and theatrical effects. The Panama City Passion Play is in it’s fifteenth season and has been experienced by over 65,000 people! Panama City and the surrounding communities have embraced this annual production with their heart felt support, encouraging comments and presence at the Civic Center. It is a joy to present a program of this quality and to see the positive impact it has had on so many lives. We hope you will be a part of sharing in the excitement of this very special weekend!