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Godspell

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 th…

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama

  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set
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 are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime, vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.

REVIEWS:

"A Hit. A big, big hit. Godspell believes in God -- and people -- and possibility."

 The New York Post

"Godspell turns the theatre into a joyous palace."

 Billboard Magazine

"Exhilarating... a rapid fire musical fun house."

 New York Magazine

"Godspell is a love feast...dedicated to light and joy and love. The music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz are remarkably eclectic, drawing on rock, folk, gospel and Broadway... it is delightful."

 Women's Wear Daily

"A family-friendly show that deserves to run forever!"

 The Wall Street Journal

"Blessed indeed! Godspell has anointed a new group of Broadway stars, and we are the richer for it."

 Associated Press

  • Casting: 5M, 5F

Name Price
Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

1 x Libretto
1 x Piano/Vocal Score

$24.00
Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

15 x Libretti/Chorus Books
2 x Piano/Vocal Scores

$300.00 +$75.00/pm
Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

1 x Bass
1 x Drums
1 x Guitar

$100.00 +$75.00/pm