Arlington Arts Centre
Newbury RG14 3BQ
This amateur production of “Godspell” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by EDGAR LANSBURY/STUART DUNCAN/JOSEPH BERUH
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden. The show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery.
Godspell also features the international hit, “Day by Day”, as well as an eclectic blend of songs ranging from rock to vaudeville, as Jesus’ life is played out onstage. Even after the haunting crucifixion, Jesus’ message of kindness, tolerance and love lives vibrantly on.