Pioneer Players presents Godspell
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts-Theatre and Pioneer Players will present the musical “Godspell” in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 5-6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students. The production is recommended for all audiences.
“Godspell” is a series of parables based upon the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. It is told through the relationship of the players – disciples – with their leader, Jesus, as they come together to build a sense of community. “Godspell” also presents the story of Jesus' last moments, beginning with the Last Supper and continuing through the crucifixion. Drawn from a variety of theatrical and musical styles including pantomime, charades, pop/folk rock, gospel and vaudeville, the musical is a contemporary reflection on the life of Jesus, focusing on his precepts of kindness, tolerance and love.
“Godspell” features a score by Stephen Schwartz and boasts a string of songs, including the international hit, “Day By Day,” “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
For tickets and information call the University Box Office at (608) 342-1298 or 1-(877) 727-1CFA, or go to tickets.uwplatt.edu.