WHAT: William Chrisman High School Theaters presents the Biblically inspired musical “Godspell” by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak (1971), directed by Kim Hayes.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday (earlier shows were Thursday and Friday).

WHERE: Chrisman High School performing arts center, 1223 Noland Road, Independence.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $6 at the door.

WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: The show is based on parables from the Gospels, mainly Matthew but also also Luke and John. A small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. (from mtishows.com) In the original script, the role of Jesus and the John and Judas role are assigned to Stephen and David, respectively.


Character: Actor

Stephen: Aaron Johnson

David: Malee Richardson

Lamar: Chris McNurlin

Herb: Eli Middleton

Jeffrey: Liam Kint

Sonia: Tammy Sander

Gilmer: Madi Vinson

Peggy: Chelsee Sellers-Smith

Joanne: Emily Bryant

Robin: Taylor Johnson

Followers: Bella Brown, Brock Edwards, Emily Guldner, Lilly Marker, Mackenzie Matzeder, Tanner Roberson, Kierra Viets


– Compiled by Mike Genet