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Wells High School presents Godspell

posted Feb 26, 2016, 3:29 AM by Michael Richards
Beginning March 16th and running through March 19th, the Wells High School Players will present the hit musical, Godspell.   Due to the ongoing construction at WHS, this production will be presented on stage in the Ward Gymnasium at Wells Junior High School.
   
The opening performance on March 16th is a matinee with a start time of 3:30 p.m.   Admission for this show is free for senior citizens and $5 for all others.  The March 17th, 18th, and 19th shows are general admission with curtain time at 7:00 p.m.    Admission for these three performances is $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.  Tickets for each evening show will go on sale an hour before the show and the doors will open 25 minutes prior to show time.

The show features a cast of 15 WHS students and is directed by George Perkins.  Musical Director Larry Downing, Choreographer Bailey Smith, Technical Director Andy Lopez and Producer Jay Audet are also credited for this fine production.   For more information, contact Jay Audet at WHS at 646-7011.

In Godspell, a small group of people help Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose 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.

Godspell, based on parables found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, first appeared off Broadway in May of 1971.  It was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, and Children Of Eden) and it took the world by storm.  Beginning with 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."

Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, and a feature film of the same name, 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. 
Cast of Godspell
The WHS cast of Godspell on February 24, 2016

Godspell logo
A familiar logo for Godspell



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