The Theatre at Marietta College will perform Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4th, in the Friederich Theater. Music and new lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz. Marietta's production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre, Andy Felt. Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Godspell was originally produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh. Enhance your experience in 30 minutes or less, by joining the cast and crew for the Preshow Lecture Series. An hour before this performance, audience members will have an opportunity to engage with directors, dramaturgs, or special guests as they draw back the curtain and share insights on what you are about to see. Don't worry — no spoilers here!
Full of chart-topping songs like the international hit “Day by Day,” Godspell follows Jesus Christ and a small group of people as they act out his story and his parables using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements, this masterful retelling of the original continues to touch audiences.
“(It) will energize and uplift your spirits… truly delightful.” – DC Metro
This show is equivalent to a PG-13 movie rating. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens and children under 18. Tickets are available through www.marietta.edu/boxoffice. Marietta College students, employees, and immediate families of employees may get free tickets at the box office on the day of the performance by presenting a Marietta College ID. The box office opens an hour before the performance.
Godspell 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com).