Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Original Off-Broadway Version
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time
Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and
it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By
Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye
The Way Of The
Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good
Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
A small group of
people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety
storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic
blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as
the story of
Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the
Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness,
tolerance, and love
come vibrantly to life.
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary
playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a
continues to touch audiences. Because of its small technical demands
and minimal cast size, it has become a staple of theatre companies,
large and small.
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After Colm Wilkinson sang "Bring Him Home" from LES MISERABLES for the first time in rehearsal, director Trevor Nunn said, "See? I told you this show is about God." One of the actors responded, "Yes, but you didn’t tell us you engaged him to sing it."