Godspell

Musical

Writers: John Michael Tebelak Stephen Schwartz

Overview

Show Information

Conceived By
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1971
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Farce, Historical/Biographical
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
contemporary
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, Godspell is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz who went on to write such well-known hits as Wicked, Pippin, and Children of Eden. The show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery.

Godspell also features the international hit, “Day by Day”, as well as an eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to vaudeville, as Jesus’ life is played out onstage. Even after the haunting crucifixion, Jesus’ message of kindness, tolerance and love lives vibrantly on.

Lead Characters