"Godspell (2012 version) "

Book by John Michael Tebelek, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Lori Larson, Musical Director - Kevin McNulty

July 12, 13, 14

A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.

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 a hefty dose 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.

Note about ADA Accessibility: Seats A11 & A13 are designated as handicap and can be removed to accommodate a wheelchair. We also have an ADA compliant portalet on site.


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GODSPELL
June 24th – July 14th Ages 13 to 20's | Schedule TBD.

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We had a special guest come to see our show yesterday. Eliot Sash who's been involved with Godspell since 1972! He shared stories with the cast, showed us original costumes, and brought an amazing gift to use in our baptism. 2 more chances to catch Godspell today only.https://ci.ovationtix.com/35926/production/1206593 ... See moreSee less

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As you may know by now, a play I wrote, Oat Squares, just finished a two-weekend run at TheatreWorks in New Milford and it was a big success! After writing screenplays, pilots and stageplays, for 18 years, this is the first script I wrote that has been produced. It was exciting to see it performed, but I was also filled with anxiety as I watched it with an audience. Overall, it was a great experience, due to the hard work of so many people.

First and foremost, I have to thank Rachel Jones, who directed Oat Squares. Rachel overcame many obstacles on a tight schedule to pull off an impressive production. Her direction made the writing funnier and more touching in many areas, and her vision is a big part of the play’s success. She worked well with the cast and crew and put everyone at ease through a pressure packed and shortened rehearsal period. Rachel has an impressive resume in acting and directing and her belief in my script is something I’ll never forget.

All of the actors nailed what I was looking for in each character. Mary and Ralph, played by Lori Franzese and Rob Pawlikowski, were both excellent as a long married, bickering couple who were there for each other when times got tough. Great job Lori and Rob! Jennifer Wallace, who played Mary and Ralph’s daughter Ashley, showed true heart as she expressed her love for her wannabe rock star boyfriend, Justin. She also was infuriated with her father in one breath but showed her love for him in the next when the script called for it. Well done, Jennifer! Finally, Jim Dietter stepped in after opening night to play Justin, and he was amazing. Justin provides much of the comedy in the play, and it is a critical role. What Jim did with the part, with practically no preparation, is simply incredible. Thank you, Jim, for saving our play. Audiences loved all four actors and thank you all for going above and beyond to make the play a success!

The play was greatly enhanced by so many crew members. Arnold Daley did a great job building a set that received many compliments. Mark Hankla’s work on the lighting created the right mood for the play. Jim Simonson’s music set the perfect tone for each scene and thank you, Jim, for running sound for all eight shows! Assistant Director, Ginny Reynolds, Producer, Gale Alexander, Stage Manager, Gunner Gabriel, and Lighting Operator, Devon Langworthy all made significant contributions to the play. And thank you to all the house volunteers and the the TheatreWorks Board for allowing Oat Squares to grace the TheatreWorks Stage! It really does take a village, and it is eye-opening to see how much work goes into a production.

I must also acknowledge Jocelyn Beard. Without Jocelyn, and the TheatreWorks Writer’s Workshop, Oat Squares would not exist. Jocelyn, is an excellent writer, director, and afficionado of all things theater and she mentored me as I learned to write stage plays. Jocelyn directed a staged reading of Oat Squares in June of 2023, and she has helped improve the script in many ways. As I listened to audiences laugh at certain lines in the play, I felt guilty because some of the laugh lines came from Jocelyn. Thank you Jocelyn!

Finally, the TheatreWorks Writer’s Workshop is a great place to improve your writing skills and come up with new story ideas, and I encourage anyone reading this, who is interested in writing screenplays or stage plays, to join us in September at TheatreWorks, when it resumes. It doesn’t cost anything to attend, and it is a lot of fun. We also need actors at the workshops to read the scripts the writers bring. Hope to see you there!
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Thanks to all who came out to see our AMAZING Young performers today on the Green! SUPPORT LOCAL THEATRE. Tickets for Godspell go on sale MONDAY. Don't miss the final performances of Oat Squares on the main stage tonight and tomorrow! ... See moreSee less

Second day with our NEW Teen/Young Adult Program GODSPELL. Tickets go on sale SOON! Such talented young people! ... See moreSee less

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Great rehearsal last night! The cast and crew are ready for Friday’s opening night. This will be a fun show!Great rehearsal last night! The cast and crew are ready for Friday’s opening night. This will be a fun show! ... See moreSee less

Great rehearsal last night! The cast and crew are ready for Friday’s opening night. This will be a fun show!
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