Sheffield — Mt. Everett Regional High School will present the musical Godspell, at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 25th at 3 p.m. Godspell was the first major musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). Led by the hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features incredible 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.”
During the play a group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
The cast and crew features over 20 students from the 7th – 12th grade. The production is directed by Ralph Petillo with musical direction by Courtney English and choreography by Thomas Masters.
The general admission ticket price is $10; the price is $7 for students and seniors. There will be a brief intermission during which concession items will be available. All ticket sales and proceeds will benefit the Southern Berkshire Regional School District’s Arts Programming. Tickets for the performance will be available at the door. Please note there is not a Saturday, March 24th performance.