Prepare ye for Actors' Playhouse's 25th Anniversary as the company kicks off its celebratory 2012-2013 Season with the hit Broadway musical Godspell. Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Godspell remains one of the most popular rock musicals of all time. Messages of love, generosity, and joy are presented in song, dance, and all forms of theatrical play in this exuberant, rocking, rolling, and riveting production playing from October 10 through November 4 at the Miracle Theatre.
Godspell originally ran for more than 2,600 performances in New York and spawned successful touring productions in major U.S. cities, a 1973 motion picture adaptation and countless international engagements for the past 40 years. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Godspell has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world and just finished its first-ever Broadway revival in June 2012.
Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Godspell's Tony-nominated score features instantly recognizable hits including Day by Day, Turn Back, O Man, Learn Your Lessons Well, Prepare Ye the Way, Light of the World and many more.
"Actors' Playhouse will bring a fresh and contemporary feel to the production in both its design approach and by allowing the actors to bring their own personalities to the characters," said Artistic Director David Arisco. "We have assembled a stellar cast who bring this upbeat and powerful musical to life for a new generation of theatergoers."
The cast of Godspell includes Josh Canfield, Clay Cartland, Henry Gainza, Jeni Hacker, Shea Hess, Nick Duckart, Heather Kopp, Kareema Khouri, Cindy Pearce and Don Seward. Directed by David Arisco, with musical staging and choreography by Barbara Flatten and musical direction by David Nagy, the creative team for Godspell also includes set design by Gene Seyffer, costume design by Ellis Tillman, lighting design by Patrick Tennent and sound design by Alexander Herrin.
Preview performances of Godspell will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m. and play through November 4, 2012. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $37. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $42, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $50. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.
Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.