GODSPELL

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally produced on the New York stage by
Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / Joseph Beruh

Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MIT). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Calling all Teen Guildlings!

We are officially putting on a show!
Auditions are coming soon for Godspell, and we can’t wait to see you all — it has been far too long!

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-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.”

*Please note, we may continue adding information as it is finalized.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Marc Walentowicz
Assistant Director: Molly Boudreau
Music Director: Melanie Aue
Choreographer: Emma Garber
Producers: Kori Bielaniec, Kristen Campbell, Kaitlyn Cross

CAST

Jesus: Luke Adamkiewicz
Judas/John the Baptist: Giana Lerini
Sonya: Adriana James
Gilmer: Alana Nowlan
Robin: Gioia Lerini
Herb: Maeve O’Connell
Lamarr: Noah Trapp
Joanne: Brookelyn Hannah
Jeffery: Ryan Furchi
Peggy: Selah Brace

PERFORMANCE DATES

August 13-15, 2021

PERFORMANCE VENUE

The main parking lot of the PGD building! Bring a chair and enjoy the show!

REHEARSALS

We will hold as many rehearsals as possible outside on Players Guild property.

All of those cast, plus the production crew and anyone else who may need to enter the Players Guild building will be required to sign off on their vaccination status each time they enter the building (as has been standard since we have been able to be back in the building).

The Players Guild Board will continue reviewing policy as the CDC and State of Michigan revise guidelines.

THE STORY

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ 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 sensation that 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.