Prepare ye– there's cause to rejoice! "Godspell", one of the most popular musicals in the world, is coming to the Milford Theatre live on stage from October 24 - 27, presented by City Stage Theatre Arts.
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.
The cast members use many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime, vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events. "Godspell" celebrates the idea that the spiritual life is of paramount importance, and among the many parables enacted peppily before us are several reminding that an obsession with material achievement will land you on the wrong side of the fence at the day of judgment.
Directed and choreographed by Melissa Thomas, with musical direction by Sandy Stalter, "Godspell" features a cast of performers from the tri-state area, with leading roles played by Tim Webster (Jesus), Jon Roberts (Judas), Kendall Baird, Jeff Brewster, Alex Carver, Mikaela Edelman, Noreen Hanson, Kelly McGinn, Jim Quinlan and Karuss Williams. Ensemble members, who will also perform in a pre-show cabaret, are: Rachel Beals, Alex Miller, Brandon Morley, Martha Morton, Natalie Ward, Molly Scollo, Erin Sullivan and Natalie Ward. Bill Thomas is the Artistic Director of City Stage Theatre Arts.
The venue is the Milford Theatre, 113 E. Catherine St., Milford. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday October 24, Friday October 25 and Saturday October 26, and 2 p.m. on Sunday October 27. Tickets cost $20, available at the door or in advance at Phoenix East, 322 Broad St, Milford; The Fauchere Hotel, 322 Broad Street, Milford; and The Craft Show, 120 E. Harford Street, Milford;or online at MilfordTheatre.com.
For more information, call City Stage at 845-858-7925, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.