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Conceived & originally directed by John Michael Tebelak
Music & new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan, & Joseph Berch
Directed by Resident Director Robert Neu

Prepare ye for Godspell, the greatest story ever told as you’ve never seen it before! This beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz—the award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin—is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world.

“It’s a serious show, it has a serious message. But the journey there is HILARIOUS.” -Director Robert Neu

Fresh from a 2011 Broadway revival, this updated, contemporary brings one of the most enduring shows of all time to life for a whole new audience. Godspell promises to raise your spirit with exhilarating musical numbers and various musical styles—including rock, pop, rap, R & B, ragtime, and more. It is uplifting, enthralling, and not to be missed.

Recommended for ages 6 and older. For those parents or guardians with additional questions, please visit our ‘What Parents Should Know’ page for answers and a special matinee ticket deal.
Please see our ratings page for additional details. The ratings page is not intended for those under the age of 17.

This production will use strobe light and fog effects.

Tickets range from $17-$26. Please visit the Pricing and Seating section of our website for further information.

Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 763-422-1838.

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  • Learn more about the productions you see on the Main Street Stage by checking out our Study Guide.
  • Bring your questions for the cast of the show to the Post-Show Talkback.

We were able to sneak into an early rehearsal of “Godspell,” coming up Feb. 14 – March 16. Though they’re not costumed and they don’t have props yet, this cast sounds amazing together!

Cast:

Colin Hutchins — Colin is happy to have found a home away from home at Lyric Arts. "Godspell" marks his third show here in eight months—including "Hormel Girls" and "Hairspray!"—and he couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community. “I always say some variation of how lucky and grateful I am for all the love and support I have. Well, that’s not changing this time around. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”Colin Hutchins Charles Goitia -- Charles is excited to be making his first appearance on the Lyric Arts' stage with this very talented cast. He is a recent graduate from the University of South Dakota where he received his B.F.A in Musical Theatre. Some of his recent credits include: "A Christmas Foundling" (Boston), "A New Brain" (Minister), "The Drowsy Chaperone" (Aldolpho), "Godspell" (Herb), "Medea" (Creon), "Brigadoon" (MacGregor) and "Avenue Q."Charles Goitia Tolu Ekisola -- Tolu is ready for another round of fun on our Lyric Arts main stage after her debut in "Hairspray!" in summer 2013. "I'm working alongside a cast of inspiring, talented people and learning so much, I couldn't be any more excited." Special thank you to Majik.Tolu Ekisola Lisa Hanson -- This is Lisa's third production at Lyric Arts. She appeared as Tracy in last summer’s production of "Hairspray!"  Lisa would like to thank her friends and family and the love of her life for believing in her. Lisa Hanson
Nicholas Kaspari -- "Godspell" marks Nick's first show with Lyric Arts as well as his Twin Cities theatrical debut. Nick recently graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and could not be more excited for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful cast and production staff. Favorite past credits include Hysterium in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," the Emcee in "Cabaret," and Dr. Frank-n-Furter in "The Rocky Horror Show."Nicholas Kaspari Jessica Ktytor -- Jessica is very excited to be part of her 4th production at Lyric Arts. She was previously seen on stage in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Hello Dolly!", and "Hairspray!" Jessica has a degree in occupational therapy assisting, and hopes to apply it in adolescent mental health. She would like to thank everyone involved in creating this wonderful show, as well as her fiancé for listening to the "Godspell" soundtrack with her a million times. "Enjoy the show!"Jessica Ktytor Zach Marleau -- Zach is very excited to be back performing on the Main Street Stage. You may have previously seen Zach in Lyric Arts’ productions of "Hairspray!" and "It’s A Wonderful Life." Zach is a junior at Forest Lake High School and has been in plays and musicals there like; "High School Musical," "You Can’t Take It With You," and "A Year With Frog And Toad."  Zach is also involved with Masquers Theatre Co. as well, where he has been in shows such as "The Music Man," "Oliver!," and "Fiddler On The Roof." Lastly, Zach would like to thank his parents for their full support. “Enjoy the show!”Zach Marleau Quinn Shadko -- Quinn is thrilled to be making her Lyric Arts debut! Born and raised in Minneapolis, she completed her undergraduate studies in classical voice and linguistics at Rice University before earning her master's degree in musical theatre from NYU. Recent Twin Cities credits include "The Fantasticks" (Skylark Opera), "Cowgirls" (Old Log Theater), "The Yeomen of the Guard" (GSVLOC), and "A Christmas Carol" (Guthrie Theater). "Thank you for supporting live theatre! Much love to Mom and Leigh."  Quinn Shadko
Joshua Smith -- "Godspell" is Joshua’s first production with Lyric Arts and he is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and production team. Joshua has recently been seen in BCT’s production of "Les Miserables." Joshua spends his days as a Worship Arts Director in South Minneapolis at Crosstown Covenant Church and as a Lead Therapist at The Lazarus Project providing therapy for children with Autism. “All glory, honor and praise to Jesus Christ.” -James 1:22-25Joshua Smith Sadie Wunder -- Sadie is thrilled for her Lyric Arts debut. She moonlit in several performances during high school but took a hiatus from the stage to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and seek adventures in the Bering Sea of Alaska and the Bahamas. She is grateful for all of the support of her family and friends and a chance to sing and dance once again.Sadie Wunder

 

Artistic Staff:

Mary Cay Stone – Music Director
Penelope Freeh – Choreographer
Nate Stanger – Stage Manager
Samantha Fromm Haddow – Costume Designer
Dan Thorson – Lighting Designer
Kirby Moore – Set Designer
Jason Hobbie – Sound Design
Marcie Anderson – Prop Designer
Molly Joe Schrade – Assistant Choreographer
Ben Schrade – Assistant Musical Director

Band:

Warren Sampson – Guitar/ Mandolin
Dave Worley – Bass
Jeff Geisler – Drums

Crew:

Stacy Kohout – Assistant Stage Manager
Cameron Butler – Running Crew
Bob Francis – Light/ Sound Board Op
Holly Molskness  – Light Board Op
Erin Belpedio – Sound Board Op

Read more about the cast members here, and check out more video with cast interviews here!

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