Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story

Performance Dates

Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling. Combining classic Winans hits with brand new songs, this inspirational musical features Juan and Deborah Joy Winans in their Arena Stage debuts as BeBe and CeCe Winans.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Jimmy Ray/Ensemble
Howard/Michael Winans/Ensemble
Carvin Winans/Alvin Love
US Tammy Faye/Penny/Ensemble
Jim Bakker
Ronald Winans
Whitney Houston
Marvin Winans
Delores "Mom" Winans
Bebe Winans
Tammy Faye Bakker

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Donald Lawrence, Music Supervisor
Britt Bonney, Copyist