After the success of their 2011 production of Oliver!, Perth County Players are gearing up for their 2012 production of Godspell.
In its fourth year, Perth County Players is taking on the challenge of a show that is seldom done in community theatre due to its complexity.
Godspell is an early rock musical written by Stephen Schwartz – of Wicked fame and films such as Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame – and John-Michael Tebelak. It is loosely based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell was a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
The show boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, Day By Day, which reached No. 13 on the Billboard chart.
Other numbers such as Learn Your Lessons Well, All For The Best, All Good Gifts, and By My Side bringing the parables of Jesus to life.
Godspell is directed by Aaron Kropf with Michel Allard as music director and Michelle Cutts as choreographer.
The cast of 14 includes Myles Avigdor, Sally Bryant, Brian Cox, Jessica Damen, Nick Dolan, Val Hewitt, Callum Hutchinson, Kristen Keller, Erin Moffat, Emma Rudy, Molly Ryan, Ariana Sprott, Cameron Sprott, Anne-Marie Walters.
Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28-30 with a matinee at 2 p.m. and evening performance at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.
All tickets are $20 and are available at Sinclair Pharmacy. The production is suitable for children eight years and older.
Perth County Players is currently nominated for the 2012 Broadway Toronto Award for best community theatre group and for their production of Oliver. Go to http://bit.ly/PerthCPBWT to vote.
For more information about Perth County Players, visit www.perthcountyplayers.com or locate them on Facebook.