Prepare Ye the Way for a Broadway Spectacular!
In this timeless tale of building a community, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables through song, dance, a variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, features a boasting score with chart-topping songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), including Billboard chart’s pop hit single “Day by Day,” help tell the story of Jesus’ life and relay the messages of kindness, tolerance and love.
Godspell, based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, conceived and originally directed by JOHN MICHAEL TEBELAK, with music and new lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, was originally produced on the New York Stage by EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN / JOSEPH BERUH.
Godspell is directed by Lexy Taxon; lighting and sound design by Stuart Wilson; scenic construction and painting, costuming, hair and makeup, and technical work by Huntley High School Scenic Crew, Studio Crew, and Tech Crew members. The Orchestra Pit featuring Huntley High School students will perform 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.”
Performances will take place at the District 158 Performing Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for District 158 students and can be purchased at D158.Ticketleap.com or at the Box Office. All tickets are general seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
The District 158 Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School is located at 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley.