Grace Christian Academy next weekend is producing the 1970 musical Godspell, the dramatic retelling of the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth, based on the Gospel of Matthew, and expressed through music, dance, and theatrical poetry.
Three public performances are set for 7 p.m. on March 8, and at 2 p.m. and 7: p.m. on March 9 in the gymnasium of Grace Christian Academy. Tickets are on sale now for
$7 at gcalions.com/apps/pages/ticketsales, and advance reservations are recommended.
The Godspell cast and creative team are joining the Hope Clinic for Women (hopeclinicforwomen.org) to deliver and serve a meal to the homeless community in the Nashville area. As the Hope Clinic partners with the organization, People Loving Nashville, Godspell audience members are invited to contribute by giving any used
tennis shoes, hats, scarves, gloves, peanut butter, tuna, Vienna sausages, soup, water bottles, and sleeves of crackers as a donation at the door.
Godspell is the first show presented by GCA to ever feature a live band. Delivered by a multi-talented cast led by Pierce Lyons as Jesus, Max Glasser as Judas, and James
Summers as John the Baptist, Godspell features an eclectic blend of songs including the mainstream hit “Day by Day.”
In this timeless musical, Jesus’ parables come to life through the creative storytelling techniques of a small group of people who follow Him through His teachings, and into the Last Supper and His Crucifixion. Originally written as a book in 1970 by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, it is the first major musical theatre offering by composer and three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, prior to his triumphs of Wicked and Pippin. Boasting international success, the feature film version premiered in 1973, opened on Broadway in 1976, and was revived on Broadway in 2011.
For more information about GCA’s production of Godspell, visit gcalions.com.