by J. Tebelak and S. Schwartz
Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta College - 500 Butler Street, Marietta, OH, USA
To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly.
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN / JOSEPH BERUH
Directed by Andy Felt
Full of chart-topping songs like the international hit “Day by Day”, Godspell follows Jesus Christ and a small group of people as they act out his story and his parables using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements, this masterful retelling of the original continues to touch audiences.
“(It) will energize and uplift your spirits… truly delightful.” – DC Metro
Equivalent to a PG movie rating
- April 3, 7 pm: Ticket holders are invited to join us after the performance for an opening night celebration!
- April 4, 7 pm: Enhance your experience in 30 minutes or less! As part of our Preshow Lecture Series, join us an hour before this performance to engage with directors, dramaturgs, or special guests as they draw back the curtain and share insights on what you are about to see. Don't worry -- no spoilers here!
- April 11, 1 pm: Art and philanthropy merge in Playing For Others. Ticket proceeds and donations received during this performance will benefit a designated charity.
Marietta College students, employees, and immediate families of employees may see the performance for free by showing their Marietta College ID at the box office in the Hermann Fine Arts Center lobby on the day of the performance, or they can purchase tickets in advance here. The box office opens an hour before each performance.
Godspell 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
MC Productions and COVID-19
(as of 3/16/2020)
In response to Ohio's orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing all of our Godspell performances until late summer or early fall. Purchased tickets for the April dates will be refunded, and ticket holders will be emailed.
For updates from Marietta College's Task Force on COVID-19, see www.marietta.edu/coronavirus-update.