California Regional Theatre will produce this award winning musical at the new First Street Theater Apr 1st-16th
Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.
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."
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.
"A Hit. A big, big Hit. Godspell believes in God – and people – and possibility." – The New York Post
"Godspell turns the theatre into a joyous palace." – Billboard Magazine
"Exhilarating.... A rapid fire musical fun house." – New York Magazine
"Godspell is a love feast... dedicated to light and joy and love. The music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz are remarkably eclectic, drawing on rock, folk, gospel and Broadway. ...It is delightful." – Women's Wear Daily
"A family-friendly show that deserves to run forever!" – The Wall Street Journal