Directed by Jonathan Wierzbicki
May 10, 11 and 12, 2019
Readington Community Theatre will present the musical “Godspell” at the Polish American Citizens Club on the weekend of May 10-12. There will be four performances, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 pm. Seating is general admission, doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets cost $20/Adult and $15/Senior & Student. Purchase tickets online at rctnj.org or at the door. For additional information, leave a message on 908-534-1557 and your call will be returned.
"Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew!"
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.
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.
The RCT production is directed by Jonathan Wierzbicki, with Alyssa Horne as Music Director and Cynthia Okamoto as Stage Manager. The show features a highly talented youth cast from the local area, and an innovative set designed by Frank Bergson and constructed by a dedicated crew including Joe Vinciguerra, Tony Dargis, Kim Coombs, Dennis Johnson and John Kunka.