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Further information: contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations office, (570) 208-5957
Sept. 12, 2016 - The King’s College Theatre kicks off the season with performances of the award-winning musical, “Godspell,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Featuring music and lyrics by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin,” and “Children of Eden”) and based on visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak book, “Godspell” is a selection of musical parables from The Gospel According to St. Matthew.
Using a music festival as a backdrop, the King’s production will chronicle the last days of Jesus as He recruits a group of musicians, artists, and music lovers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. As the story dissolves into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
"Godspell" will feature actor Dylawnie Woods in his first feature role as John the Baptist/Judas; and Dylan Koch as Jesus of Nazareth. The Tribe (Ensemble) includes local actors: Greg Adams, Wilkes-Barre; Britney Benkoski, Exeter; Jarret Gabriel, Wilkes-Barre Twp.; Beth DeMichele, Wilkes-Barre; Lindsay Denion, Mountain Top; Talia Johnson, Nazareth; and Skyler Makuch, Mountain Top.
The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, visit the website http://kingsgodspell.bpt.me or call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s College Theatre Department’s production of the musical “Godspell" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.