Godspell has been entertaining audiences for decades with its rousing musical score, eclectic cast of characters and heart-warming stories right from the Good Book. The latest reprisal on Broadway brings the favorite show into the 21st century, with many modern references, without losing an inch of the whimsical components that continue to delight audiences of all ages.
Discount Godspell tickets are on sale now, with the show scheduled to run in its current venue throughout the rest of the year and into 2013.
All About Godspell
Godspell was first created by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak in 1971, when the first discount Godspell tickets were sold to the off Broadway production. The show features many popular tunes, including the hit song, “Day by Day.” The show focuses around a series of parables told by Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus uses the stories to encourage his followers to show love and compassion to one another. The eclectic score includes a mix of ragtime, rock and pop, with lyrics from traditional hymns set to modern music.
The cast of Godspell consists of Jesus and his disciples, dressed in funky clothing and bright stage make-up. The stage is typically relatively bare, with cast members occasionally pulling in everyday props like ladders or newspapers to illustrate Jesus’ stories. Cast members may also play their own instruments during musical numbers, and nearly every member is featured in at least one of the show-stopping songs. The show culminates in the crucifixion of Jesus and his followers carrying him off the stage.
Godspell Tickets 2.0 – Bringing the Good Book into Facebook and More
The latest Broadway rendition of Godspell is played in the round, with cast members interacting directly with the audience through improve moments and movements through the crowd. The show has been distinctly modernized, with references to social media and popular celebrity names thrown into the classic script.
The current cast is headed up by Corbin Bleu playing Jesus and surrounded by a talented ensemble that effectively brings the parables of the Bible to life.
If you are looking for a classic Broadway musical sure to delight audience members of all ages, grab your cheap Godspell tickets today!