by Emily Ann Theatre

Sep. 04 - Oct. 04, 2015

Godspell is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew. Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. Toward the end of the second act, the show begins to follow a more linear narrative as Jesus is betrayed by Judas and eventually crucified.

The two-act musical is performed in the round with the musicians placed throughout the audience. The show features various musical styles, including rock ‘n roll, pop, R&B, ragtime, rap and more. The eccentrically dressed cast often gathers around Jesus as he tells different stories and sings about his teachings and the importance of love. The cast occasionally plays their own instruments and uses props such as ladders, newspapers and more to further enhance their storytelling. This new production modernizes the story by making references to Facebook, iPhones and celebrities like Donald Trump and Lindsay Lohan. The cast frequently enters the audience and improvs, which adds to the spontaneous and involving atmosphere.

Godspell can teach many powerful lessons and values to children, and they may enjoy the energetic, silly nature of the show. Children may find the crucifixion scene disturbing.


-- from Broadway.com


Cast: Jack Rodgers (Jesus), Jensen Collie (Judas)

Ensemble: Ameer Mobarak, Carter Holland, Bobby DiPasquale, Denton Collie, Colton Windham, Melissa May Moncus, Mikayla McIntyre, Lindsey Burnett, Kendra Patch, Callie Iliff, Devyn Collie, Bergyn Collie, Rory Roberts, Leah Pullin, Kristin DeGroot, Jenny Leidecker

(poster image via www.tenwestcenter.com)

by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak
Emily Ann Theatre

September 04 - October 04, 2015
Emily Ann Theatre
1101 Ranch Road 2325
Wimberley, TX, 78676

indoors at the Burdine Johnson studio theatre,7:30 p.m.