Godspell PosterThe Jubilant muscial by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz

Directed by: Joel Greenberg

Performances: March 23-27, 1993

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern                Languages Building

                                                  

Twenty-two years ago, John-Michael Tebelak, a young Graduate student from Carnegie-Mellon University, saw his Master's thesis - a modest musical called Godspell - open in an off-Broadway theatre in New York City. The reception according to his "baby" could not have been part of his creative process since fame of this magnitude is rarely premediated.

Godspell thrilled audiences then, as it does now, through its intimate audience-actor relationship and the utter simplicity of the show's presentation. There are no special effects, no massive set pieces and no series of dazzling costume changes. There are ten multi-talented actors, an infectious musical score and great good humour.

Godspell first opened in Toronto twenty years ago with a cast that included Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, and Victor Garber. They were just beginning careers without the knowledge of where their paths would lead.

The company -onstage and off- were young and dynamic and had created a spirit of friendship and harmony that made Godspell an important step along their way.  

                                                    

Cast

Patrick Boydell

Jonathan Goad

Joel Harris

Dan Kelley (Understudy)

Reg Lejambe

Roger Lemke

Mike MacDonald

Stephanie McCarthy

Mary Moore

Penney Shore

Darlene Spencer

Creative Team

Director/Choreographer – Joel Greenberg

Musical Director – Peter deSousa

Assistant Director – Tara Kallwitz

Costume Design – Jocelyne Sobeski

Light Design – Al Anderson

Sound Design – Mike MacDonald

​Production Team

Production Manager – Lesley Coughlan Storm

Stage Manager – David M. James

Properties – Michael Poole

Master Carpenter – Terry Tremeer

Master Electrician – Thomas W. Kelly

Dance Captain – Sandra Janzen

Rehearsal Pianist – Stephanie Reinhart

Assistant Production Manager – Jane Hammond

Assistant Stage Manager – Chad Cronkwright, Emily Madghachian

Assistant Props – Sandra Janzen, Theresa Vaughn

Costume Assistant – Dan Kelley

Sound Assistant – Tim Jackson

Publicity – Joyce Hahn

Assistant Publicity – Bev Haffner

Carpentry – James Beesley, Paul Bethel

Costumes – Erin Hierman, Adam McCarthy, Jennifer Monteith

Painters – Leanna Nash, Susan Wilhelm

Orchestra

Conductor – Peter deSousa

Pianist – Stephanie Reinhart

Bass Guitarist – Bass Guitarist

Percussion – Martin Gladman

Lead Guitar – Stephen Bandy

Special Thanks

C.F.C.A 103.5 FM

Music Plus

Big V Drug Store (Elmira)

Siemens School Of Music

Drayton Festival Theatre

UWaterloo Theatre Centre

Cindy Derbyshire

Wilfrid Laurier University

Cheryl Ewing

Humber College

Bob Luffman

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