|Godspell Junior boasts a string of recognizable songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." Based on the Gospell of St. Mathew, Godspell Junior is a celebration of the life and teachings of Christ, and can be performed virtually any where with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights and music.
The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm and has now been adapted as Godspell JR.. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts" and "By My Side."
A group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak), and a feature film, Godspell JR. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. Godspell JR. can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights, and music and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
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Casting Notes: GODSPELL JR. is a true ensemble show with many featured roles and only two specific characters -- Jesus and Judas/John the Baptist. When you begin to cast this show, we encourage you to find as many interesting, different types of students as you can and invite them all to audition. Ideally, your cast will form a microcosm of your school and community. Take time at your auditions to make sure that everyone you are considering understands the nature of being in an ensemble production.Your casting will be successful if all the students recognize that the weight of the show falls on everyone's shoulders, and they are all going to have their moment to shine.
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Cast Size: Small (10)
Cast Type: Children in Cast, Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Showcases trained singers
Dance Requirements: None/minimal