TOWN OF LEE — The Broadway hit musical "Godspell" will be performed at Rome Community Theater, 8911 Turin Road, for three performances starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Loosely based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, it presents a series of parables through song, dance and pantomime in a creative and high energy format.
The show will also be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more are also eligible for the $8 tickets.
The RCT production features Jordon Hoffman as Jesus and Daniel Goewey as John the Baptist/Judas. In keeping with the show’s tradition, the rest of the cast use their own names as characters, they include Brittany Bartlett, Connor Butters, Trevor Cardwell, Livia Goewey, Aaron Hernandez, Hannah Hoffman, Stacy Spindler and Ciara Wiggins.
Songs in the show include "Day by Day," "Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord" and "All For The Best." The original production started as a college project which eventually traveled to off Broadway and then to Broadway in 1976. It was adapted for film in 1973. It has since had a Broadway revival (2011) at the Circle in the Square Theater.
The RCT production is being directed by Lorraine Goewey and Barb Seaton, with the music director Linda Slavin and the producer Carl DeFranco. The show is being choreographed by Patrick St. Thomas and Jordon Hoffman.
It has a small pit band consisiting of Linda Slavin, keyboard; Zac Robison, bass; Darryl Rahn, guitar; Dylan Redmond, drums and Barb Seaton, piccolo.
Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It is produced by special permission from Music Theater International.
For more information call the theater at 337-5920 or check www.romecommunitytheater.org