Godspell 2016

Emma singing "O Bless the Lord" in Godspell, 2016

Emma singing “O Bless the Lord” in Godspell, 2016

Tuesday, 24th May

I’m currently singing the role of Joanne in the Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society’s production of Godspell.

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Shows are entering into the final weekend:

Friday 27th May at 8pm, and Saturday 28th May at 1pm and 7pm.

We’re expecting the weekend to sell out, so make sure to buy tickets ahead of time here!

Godspell is a joyful, upbeat show by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife), based on Biblical accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, but set in a contemporary era.

The show is not built on a traditional plot, but rather focuses on Jesus and a small group of followers who share and enact stories/parables and lessons using a range of theatrical styles, storytelling techniques, games and much comedy. In the second act, the show begins to follow a more linear narrative as Jesus is betrayed, crucified and resurrected.

Although Godspell has set characters and a script, just exactly who those characters are (eg. what “type” of people they are) can vary greatly from production to production, particularly according to where the show is set.

This production of Godspell will be set in the vicinity of a modern-day Sydney railway station. As such, the characters are likely to come from a cross-section of contemporary Sydney society in a wide range of ages, and cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds.

We are excited to be performing Stephen’s re-worked 2012 version of the Godspell score with the original libretto.

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