"Godspell" Theatre Production
November 10-14 (7:30pm)
Hedrick Little Theatre
Category: Theatre Productions
Book by John-Michael Tebelak; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Directed by Joe Hernandez
Godspell, the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz was Tony nominated for Best Original Score and was one of the longest running Off-Broadway musicals before moving to Broadway in June of 1976.
This show shares the incredible stories and teachings of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. At its heart, Godspell is about a community of diverse people coming together with Jesus to share in telling of the timeless parables of friendship, forgiveness, loyalty and love.
About this Season: Experiments in FORM This season, the Catawba Theatre Arts program presents six performances with the thematic goal of looking at the conversation that happens in the creative act between the form of a work of art and its content (its story, message, or meaning). Each of the pieces presented this season represents a shift in perspective on theatrical form — a “new shape” for their time—crafted by the playwrights and choreographers to more effectively contain the political, philosophical, and aesthetic essence of each work’s historical and cultural moment. The directors this season (four faculty, two students and one guest) will examine questions like: How does the structure of a piece connect to its story? How is the form of a piece reflective of the culture that invented it? How do we, as artists, interrogate a historical form to make its content relevant to contemporary audiences? How does content determine form and how does form determine content?