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The Controversial Musical

GODSPELL

Produced by Norma Leichtweis
Directed by Marc LeBlanc

Musical Director: Diana Brownson
Choreographer: JoLynn Jones

General Admission: $12.00
Seniors/Students: $10.00

   

8:00 Curtain
Fridays: March 1, 8, 15
Saturdays: March 9, 16

2:00 Matinee
Sunday, March 10

6:30 Dinner Theatre
Saturday, March 2
$25/$20 - no sales at door

Subject to change or cancellation.

 

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Since its premiere, this Broadway and West End musical of the 70's has remained an immensely successful rock opera, breaking new ground in its stage treatment of Jesus Christ. Godspell is based on the Gospel according to Matthew, and this modern and contemporary retelling is a joyous celebration. The score of Godspell calls on all modern musical influences, including Rock, Gospel, Ragtime - and includes the hits "Prepare ye the way of the Lord," and "Day by Day".

The story of Godspell speaks to the passion of Jesus Christ; to teach love and joy in the hearts of people rather than hate and sadness. It speaks of loving your neighbor, forgiveness, tolerance and celebration. In this version the parables have been contemporized, and Christ's followers are flower children who sing the likes of "Day By Day", "All Good Gifts", and "Turn Back, O Man." Christ himself has been transformed as well. He wears clownlike makeup and a Superman-like "S" on his chest.

Godspell originally opened Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre on May 17, 1971. It then moved to the Promenade on Broadway and 76th Street where it ran for 2,124 performances. The show's "official" Broadway opening took place at the Broadhurst Theatre on June 22, 1976. This production lasted for 527 performances. The 1973 film version featured Victor Garber and David Haskell.

Produced by Special Arrangement With Music Theatre International