Godspell

Godspell

by: Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak

by: Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak

Godspell

Godspell

by: Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak

by: Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak

Overview

This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime, vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Faith-based
  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz was born in New York City on March 6, 1948. He studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music while in high school and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 with a B.F.A. in Drama. Upon coming back to live in New York City, he went to work as a producer for RCA Records, b ...

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Author

John-Michael Tebelak

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