Lipscomb Theatre: Godspell

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Lipscomb Theatre: Godspell is in the past.

The 2018-19 season will continue Nov. 2-11 with Stephen Schwartz’s three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winning musical Godspell, in Collins Alumni Auditorium.

An immensely successful rock opera that was first produced on Broadway in 1971, Godspell broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, the production includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables.

Directed by Scott Baker, director of marketing and recruiting for the George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts, the musical will feature an all-student cast that will perform the 2012 revival version of the play.  

Music will be directed by musician and songwriter John Mark Painter and will feature a band comprised of students within the contemporary music program at Lipscomb.

“We are very excited to present Godspell as this year’s fall musical,” said Baker. “This is such a well-known, well-versed musical about the life and death of Jesus, and is definitely one for families to come enjoy together.

“We are also excited to partner with the School of Music to present this musical. John Mark Painter is an incredible, well-known musician who will work directly with our theater students as vocalists as well as contemporary music program students who will make up our band. These interdisciplinary opportunities and interconnectedness as a college is exactly what makes our program such a valuable training ground for students because it mimics that of a real-world theatrical experience.”

Performances are held Nov. 2-3 and 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $5 for students. University Students receive one free ticket per show. For tickets, contact the Lipscomb Box Office at 615.966.7077.