Godspell

Godspell

Jessie Deiss, Editor, Writer

It’s musical season at Bob Jones, and this year the production is Godspell.

A modern day rendition of the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell goes through the life and teaching of Jesus until his crucifixion with all the familiar Bible characters depicted as just ordinary people.

With an upbeat rock/alternative theme and free-willed script that had the cast and directors “scared to death”, Godspell is an all-around fun play that has its own special “spunk.”

The complete cast includes many musical veterans, like seniors Richard Brasseale as Jesus, Carter Paleck, Isis Butler, Savannah Grainer, and Brenton Nash. There are even several student directors such as Tori Weldon.

Bringing the musical to life has been a wonderful experience, according to many of the cast and directors.

Tori Weldon, the student director, said the show was “so fun to direct,” and that she was “getting emotional” as all the pieces start fitting together to create the final masterpiece that is Godspell.

The show opens at April 11 at 7 p.m. with another 7 o’clock showing on the 12th, while the 13th has a show at 2 and 7.

Tickets can be bought online, at the box office on the show days, and in the Bob Jones Media Center. Adult tickets are $12 while student and senior (60+)  tickets are $10.