GODSPELL Comes to Cirillo Summer Theatre, 8/1-9

GODSPELL Comes to Cirillo Summer Theatre, 8/1-9

The Cirillo Summer Theatre, sponsored by the The Windsor Recreation & Leisure Services Department, is proud to announce its summer production, Godspell. It will be performed on August 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 P.M. and on August 3 at 2:00 P.M. L.P. Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue in Windsor, CT. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Godspell is under the direction of the Cirillo's associate director, Jim Williams (Plainville). Music direction will be provided by Jason Ferrandino (New Britain), choreography by Keri Boe (Enfield), stage management by Jaime Williams (Plainville) and assistant direction by Rowan McDonald (Hartford). Susan J. Vinick (Windsor) is Cirillo's Artistic Director.

Adam Tortello (Glastonbury) and Andy Colburn (Simsbury) lead the cast as "Jesus" and "John the Baptist" respectively. Other cast members include: Haley Higgins, Jade King, Emily Raven Lopez, Alaina Mueller (all Windsor), Miranda Grace Corrigan, Jeanie Wright, (both from East Hartford), Michael Gonsalves (Ellington), Kellie Comer (Granby), Jasmine Fedele, Joe "Bruce" Foran (both from New Britain), Amanda Gross (Bristol), Jenna Rondeau (South Windsor), Daniel Dietz (Southington), Becky Bank (West Hartford), Lindsay Gilbert (Wethersfield) and Julia Bussell (Westfield, MA).

About Godspell: Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs that include "Prepare Ye The Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man," and "By My Side."

About Cirillo Summer Theatre: The Cirillo Summer Theatre, created in 1968, is a theatre program for students and young adults (age 8 - mid-twenties). Its senior and junior divisions produce two musicals per year. The group is sponsored by the Town of Windsor and welcomes students and young adults from any and all communities. For more information, see www.freewebs.com/cirillosummertheatre or the town of Windsor's website, www.townofwindsorct.com/recreation.

Pictured: Adam Tortorello of Glastonbury who portrays "Jesus" in Cirillo Summer Theatre's August production of Godspell.

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