The Illini Student Musicals production of Godspell: The Revised 2012 Broadway Edition will take place on November 13th at 7:30PM and 14th at 2:30PM and 7:30PM at Greg Hall Theater at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To see production photos from Godspell, click here!
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew
A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-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 dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.
To check out some amazing photos from Godspell, please click here! Many thanks to Bennett Kosma Photography for providing our wonderful production photos!
Every ISM production is proudly played by a live orchestra pit.
We are thrilled to announce the cast of the ISM production of Godspell.
Judas/John the Baptist
Learn Your Lessons Well
O Bless the Lord
All Good Gifts
Light of the World
Turn Back, O Man
We Beseech Thee
By My Side
Aleeza Leder Macek
Mary Di Leo
We are still seeking qualified persons for several positions, including Tech Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Vocal Director, Hair and Makeup Designer, Props Coordinator, and Costumer Designer. If you are interested in being on the production staff for this production, please email ISM Secretary Tucker Nevel at Secretary@IlliniStudentMusicals.org.
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Hair and Makeup Designer: