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.
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