J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera

Buy Tickets


About This Show

The biblical book of Job. Remixed.

Two stories. Two turntables. Ready? Remix. Hoover Records is the producer of the biggest, illest, baddest and phattest hip-hop in the west. At the top, label president J. Hoover is pitted against Job, his right hand man, in a test of loyalty, compassion and friendship. At the bottom, in the jingle department, it’s MC Cain against his brotha and fellow rapper MC Abel in their struggle for success. Sable & Batalion hold it down by playing all the parts of the story, getting mad support from an ensemble of breakers, an RnB vocalist and a scratch DJ. It’s the Old (School) Testament retold as an allegory of contemporary corporate life in the music biz.

J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera features book and lyrics by Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion with music by Jerome Sable, Eli Batalion & Joe Barrucco. This NYC premiere is presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Press quotes:

“J.O.B. is not o­nly o­ne of the best shows of this year – it’s o­ne of the best shows L.A. has seen in many years.” – Daily Variety

“This sensational rap cantata pulls the street backbeat into groundbreaking heat…a watershed event! CRITIC’S CHOICE” – LA Times

“Filled with intelligent humor, wicked rhymes, catchy music, spirited dance and a captivating story – CRITIC’S PICK” – Backstage West

Nominated for: 3 LADCC Awards, 3 LA Weekly Awards and 3 Ticketholder Awards


Monday, September 25 @ 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 27 @ 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 28 @ 4:30 PM
Friday, Septemer 29 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, September 29 @ 10:30 PM
Sunday, October 1 @ 1:00 PM

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: September 25, 2006 Final Performance: October 1, 2006
Location: The YOW! Theater, New York City

354 W 45th St,

New York,


View Map

You Might Also Like

True Crime: The Musical

Final performance: December 7, 2024

Get discount tickets to see True Crime: The Musical