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Miracle in Stone

In the summer of 2005 was the production of the sacred musical Miracle in Stone, written and directed by Brother J.B Darcy of St. Bonaventure's College. The production, described as "a musical tribute to the builders of the Cathedral", was by far the largest cultural event planned to mark the 150th anniversary celebrations.

The musical is a story of the building of the Cathedral with an emphasis on the events around the blessing and consecration of the cathedral in 1855. The performance also featured costumes taken from the liturgical garment collection in the Basilica Cathedral Museum.

The response to the production was overwhelmingly positive, and with a seating capacity of roughly 1500, the Basilica was recognized not only as a place of worship, but as an extraordinary venue for theatre arts events.