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About Godspell

The musical Godspell presents a unique and contemporary view of Jesus. His followers and disciples reenact parables and scenes from Jesus' life through music and energetic choreography. The show's music won a Grammy award for its composer, Stephen Schwartz.

Since its premiere, Godspell has remained an immensely successful rock opera, breaking new ground in its stage treatment of Jesus Christ. Godspell is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and this modern and contemporary retelling is a joyous celebration of music, mime, comedy and slapstick. The score of Godspell calls on all modern musical influences, including Rock, Gospel and Ragtime - and includes the hits "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" and "Day by Day."

The story of Godspell speaks to the passion of Jesus Christ, to teach love and joy in the hearts of the people, rather than hate and sadness. It speaks of loving your neighbour, forgiveness, tolerance and celebration.

The Godspell webpage was developed by Alexander Bradley (< abradley at vc dot bc dot ca >.) Photographs are courtesy of Daniel Dent and Nick Zapala. Certain parts of the digital clips were produced in collaboration with Daniel Dent.
This production of Godspell was produced by special arrangement with the THEATRE MAXIMUS, 1650 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019.