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November 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Godspell by Stephen Schwartz & John-Michael Tebelak
Nov. 16 – 18, 2023 • Cheney Studio Theatre
An eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to vaudeville tell the story of Jesus’ life. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more – a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast improvise scenery and costumes, and use many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity’s greatest events.