The drama based loosely on the Gospels and parables of Jesus, remains one of the most popular rock musicals of all time.
Saturday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday the matinee begins at 2:30 p.m., the final preparation for the drama club’s entry into the 7-AA One Act Play Region Competition, which they won last year.
This playful and poignant score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) includes such songs as "God Save the People," "All Good Gifts" and the international hit “Day By Day.”
The directors said that most importantly, “this is a story of one who cares about each individual at each moment in time with such love that it transcends the temporal. Brick-by-brick and heart-by-heart this story has the power to effect each individual by asking that we each change hearts, souls, wills, and desires if we want to know the core truths.”
Created by John-Michael Tebelak as a college project in 1970, it was rescored by Stephen Schwartz before moving to off-Broadway in 1971 and then to Broadway in 1976 after becoming one of the longest-running off Broadway musicals.
When it ended its run in September 1977 it had played for a total of more than 2,600 performances. Calhoun’s production coincides with Godspell’s recent Broadway revival which several troupe members got to experience firsthand this past summer.
This play will have a very fresh and contemporary feel in both its design approach and by allowing the actors to bring their own personalities to the characters.
Box office opens approximately 30 minutes before showtimes. Saturday 10/13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 10/14 at 2 p.m.
A special performance for churches and their youth groups will be presented on Wednesday Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the GEM Theatre.