Find archival material at the Dalhousie University Libraries. A couple of years ago, I found the Godspell script online does I Googled “it says keds” (a quote from the libretto) and this popped up. Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with the book by John- Michael Tebelak. In the revised script used for the Broadway revival, the names of the cast are again assigned to the non-Biblical roles: Nick, Telly, George.

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Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord. Turn Back, O Man. It can be interpreted that either the singing of “Prepare Ye” in the finale or the curtain call, where all including Jesus return to the stage, represents the resurrection. Costumes sccript by David C.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Schwartz has made a note of this in the script, saying:. The show was then re-scored for an off-Broadway production, which became a long-running success.

He is asked, “What is the greatest commandment? During this song, Judas foretells his upcoming betrayal of Jesus.

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Jesus encourages Judas to do what he has come to do, and Judas grabs Jesus to bring him to be crucified. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.


Retrieved May 20, Estimate the approximate cost of your licensing fees by providing a few details about your production. For the scirpt album, see Godspell Off-Broadway Cast.

In the Broadway revival, the audience was offered wine on the stage. When Des and Dawn Lindberg brought the show to the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburgit was immediately banned on the grounds of blasphemy. Tebelak directed the production, with Robert Stecko as musical directed. Tebelak then directed the show, maintaining much of the original student cast, for a two-week, ten-performance run at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Clubwhich opened February 24, Listen to a cast or demo recording before godxpell your next musical.

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Jesus breaks the bread, shares the wine, and gkdspell his followers that they will dine together in the Kingdom of Heaven. Is there a way for a nonprofit to get a break on the royalties? Full Synopsis Materials and Orchestration.

The show features eight non- Biblical characterswho sing and act out the parables: Several members of the cast then begin to question Jesus’s authority, and he responds with yet another parable. The show was then brought to the attention of producers Edgar Lansbury brother of Angela LansburyJoseph Beruh, and Stuart Duncan by Carnegie Mellon alumnus and associate producer Charles Haidwho wanted to transfer the show to off-Broadway.


Jesus returns to godspelll followers to find them all asleep. They are taught that to approach God’s altar, they acript be pure of heart and soul. Geppetto music and lyrics Johnny and the Sprites theme song. Jesus predicts that he will not be seen for quite a while, while standing at the ” Wailing Wall “, and predicts great wars and famines. Godspell music I wondered, I am performing in an amateur production of Godspell this year.

This article needs additional citations for verification. The show opened off-Broadway godsoell May 17,and has since been produced by multiple touring companies and in many revivals.

The cast begins to understand Jesus’ teachings and take it upon themselves to tell the story of the Pharisees and the tax gatherer praying in the temple: The cast is told: After an enthusiastic response from the audience, the scheduled run at the Royal Alexandra ended and the show moved uptown to the Bayview Playhouse in Leaside.

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