“Godspell” Begins Tonight At North High

The North High Department of Fine Arts opens its four-day run of “Godspell,” beginning tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17.  Performances run nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 19, and finish with a Sunday, Nov. 20, matinee at 2:00 p.m.  in the North High Theatre.

The North High production follows the musical by Stephen Schwartz. It opened off of Broadway in 1971, and has seen success in various tours over the years, including a 2011 revival now playing on Broadway.  It centers on the parables of the Gospel of Matthew, with modern music using the lyrics of traditional hymns.

North’s production is unique in its musical component.  Theatre director Tom Gillen and his cast have been collaborating with Tony-award winning composer Alex Lacamoire, who has allowed the group to use his updated score from a 2001 revival.  In all, 45 students are involved in the cast, pit orchestra, and technical crew for this production.

Ticket sales are moving quickly; they can be reserved by calling the North box office at 446-2509.  Tickets are $8.00 for adults; $5.00 for students and seniors.  All unpaid tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to each performance.