1 Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. (60 Minute Version for Young Performers)
The original 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 and has now been adapted as Godspell JR.. 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" and "By My Side."
A group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, 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 JR. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. Godspell JR. can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights, and music and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.