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Godspell

  • From: February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Tulsa Performing Arts Center - 110 East 2nd Street
  • Venue: Tulsa Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
  • Times: 8pm Friday/Saturday - 2pm Sunday
  • Admission: $15-$35
  • Contact: PAC Ticket Office
  • 918-596-7111
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Make plans to attend this special showing of Stephen Schwartz's and John-Michael Tebelak's beloved off-Broadway classic, "Godspell." Based on the Biblical book of Matthew, the show portrays the parables and life of Jesus through a storytelling session amongst friends. This production of "Godspell" uses a modern, stripped-down set, simple costumes, and creative lighting. The modern twists drive home different lessons from stories many may have heard before.

The characters are typically not even named as each was given the name of the actor/actress portraying them. Each friend has a unique personality that shines through as they are pulled into acting out the parables. The actors are true to themselves and their personalities as they constantly switch roles in the parables.

There are two traditional characters in "Godspell," Jesus and John the Baptist/Judas. The actors portraying these characters interact with the story and give direction to the whole plot, giving new meaning to well-known Biblical figures. You feel Jesus' sadness as he knows what is coming. You feel Judas' anguish as he inevitably betrays his friend.

"Godspell" is a musical, and the audience will fall in love with the music as well as the characters on stage. The actors lend their voices to nearly every tune, but each character leads a song in their own style. A live band accompanies the musical, jamming and switching styles from song to song, ranging from rock to pop to gospel to vaudeville.

"Godspell" weaves the timeless story of Matthew into a modern world. Stunning vocal performances from the entire cast as well as the music echo the message of finding inner peace through our imperfections. We are all flawed, but we can all build on love and hope.