Written around 1971 Godspell, and several other musicals with spiritual themes, like Jesus Christ Superstar, focused on Christís life to the beat of rock-and-roll music. The Godspell title comes from an early form of gospel, which means good spell or good tidings. There is a lot of great song and dance but also magic, mime and clowning around. Indeed, Jesus dresses like a clown, because the clown is always the scapegoat even though his good humor fills people with laughter and wellbeing.
The real spirit of this show comes from the music. The live band, conducted by Sandy Wright Yen, combines beautifully with the voices of this large cast, which includes a childrenís workshop of over 25 voices. This youthful interpretation of Christís life is joyously entertaining for all ages.
For tickets or more information call (707) 523-4185.
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