The Auburn Players Community Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of the world famous, Gospel based, musical; “Godspell”
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.”
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 last twenty minutes, or so, of the show touchingly presents the story of Jesus’ last moments beginning with the Last Supper.
The main story of Godspell is portrayed in the show’s subtext–in the way the players interact with their leader, coming together to create a loving community.
Godspell opened 5/17/71 Off-Broadway; Broadway Transfer: 1976 Ran for 2,124 performance off-Broadway and 527 on Broadway.”
Notes on Biblical passages on which Godspell was based:
Genesis 11:1-9 (The Tower of Babel – prologue)
Matthew 3: 1-17; 4: 1-10; 5: 13; 24: 1-8 and 36-51; 25: 31-36; 26 and 27
Luke 10: 25-37; 16: 19-31; 15: 11-32
This outstanding show featuring actors from all spectrums of our theatre group will be presented at the Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre and Cayuga Community College at 8PM and 2PM matinees.
Don’t miss this fabulous retelling of the Gospels of Matthew which has been updated and will open on Broadway in August of 2008.