The Plymouth High School Theatre Department proudly presents Godspell, the Musical! This Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st at 7:00 pm each night. Both performances are in the PHS Auditorium and guests are asked to use Door #5 at the north end of Plymouth High School. Doors open 30 minutes before each show. All tickets are $7.00 each. Godspell is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ 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.
The cast for this year’s performance involves 25 students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The cast is the Advanced Acting Class at PHS which meets daily and is taught by Ryan VanAntwerp. 44 students in Jane Faulstich’s Advanced Stage crew class have prepared the lights, sound, and scenery. Faulstich said, “One great thing that we are always so proud of during our PHS productions is that the public shows are completely student-run.” She continued, “When the audience is watching a show, the directors are also watching from the audience, and the entire production is cued and run by students.”