Monday, March 22, 2010

ChattState Theatre Presents Godspell March 26-28

If you have never experienced the vibrant musical Godspell, you will have that opportunity this weekend--March 26, 27, and 28--when students in the Chattanooga State Reperatory Theatre Program present performances right here on our campus in the Humanities Auditorium.  Show times are as follows:

Friday, March 26 & Saturday, March 27---7:30 PM
Sunday, March 28---2:30 and 7:30 PM

Sherry Landrum and Rex Knowles, Program Directors, toured with the New York company of "Godspell", later performed in the San Francisco company, and were a part of the 10th Anniversary production in Los Angeles. Directed by Sherry Landrum, the production will be based on the original staging, set, and costumes. Musical direction by Jeffrey Parker. The score is composed by Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked", "Pippin", and many more). The lyrics for many of the songs, including “Turn Back, O Man,” “Save the People,” “Day by Day,” “Bless the Lord,” “All Good Gifts,” and “We Beseech Thee” are from traditional hymns.

Tickets are $10.
Students, faculty, and staff of Chattanooga State
are admitted free with I.D.

According to the official Godspell website:

"Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, and offers music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. One of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring a sparkling, seminal score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of recognizable songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." The show opened 5/17/71 Off-Broadway and transferred to Broadway in 1976. It ran for 2,124 performance off-Broadway and 527 on Broadway.

As the cast of actor/clowns makes it way through "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Save The People," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "Bless the Lord," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," we, as audience members get to see the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. The show also touchingly presents the story of Jesus' last moments beginning with the Last Supper."


1 comment:

Cathy Bell said...

This was an absolutely fantastic production and the cast did an amazing job!