Plano Children's Theatre Presents GODSPELL

Plano Youth Theatre is proud to present "Godspell" March 30-April 1 at North Texas Performing Arts - Plano. The cast is focusing on a theme of love and teamwork as they rehearse and prepare this production.

"The song Beautiful City was re-written in the 90s in response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I am using it as a theme for our cast, as we all can build a "beautiful city" by loving one another and working as a team to build our local community," said Director Mike Mazur.

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. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "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."

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses 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.
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

Godspell Director: Mike Mazur is thrilled to be a part of the NTPA family as Managing Director of North Texas Performing Arts - Plano, having worked as a theatrical director, writer, choreographer and educator since earning his Bachelor's in English, Speech and Drama Education from Bowling Green State University in his home state of Ohio. Since graduating, Mike has taught theatre at the High School, Community College and University level and earned his Master's in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Godspell Choreographer: Caitlin Galloway is a professional instructor, performer, and director based in DFW. A Texas native, Caitlin is an alum of SMU's prestigious Meadows School of the Arts, where she obtained her BFA in Acting. She has over a decade of performance experience including national tours, commercial work, and performing with some of the largest equity houses in the metroplex: Casa Manana, Lyric Stage, and Bass Hall. Recent credits include two World Premiere musicals with Lyric Stage: QUANAH and PURE COUNTRY. She is so excited to return to NTPA to choreograph one of her favorite musicals, Godspell, which she had the honor of performing in professionally in 2016 under the direction of local legend, B.J. Cleveland.

Godspell Music Director: Peg Waldschmidt has been a Vocal Coach, Musical Director, Theatre Director, Accompanist and Choreographer since 1985. She has a Masters Degree in Music and a certificate to teach Theatre with specialties in Musical Theatre and has taught for over 25 years. Her students are currently featured in roles on Broadway, National Tours, Off Broadway, TV series, Cruise Lines, Theme Parks, and local artists in the Dallas area.

The Godspell cast includes Jacob Schlegel as Jesus, Lucy Morley as John the Baptist/Judas and apostles Daniela Castellanos, Madelyn Greer, Braelyn Heathcock, Mackenzie Kern, Cathleen LaRue, Emme Pullen, Lee Rodenbaugh, Abby Rodgers, Ava Thompson, Addie Thrower.

Credits: Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak. MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY Stephen Schwartz. Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / Joseph Beruh.

North Texas Performing Arts - Plano
(The Shops at Willow Bend, 2nd floor near Dillards)
6121 W. Park Blvd. B216
Plano, TX 75093

Godspell
Friday, March 30, 7:15pm
Saturday, March 31, 2:15 pm
Saturday, March 31, 7:15pm
Sunday, April 1, 7:15 pm

Tickets available at NTPA.org

$10 general admission tickets $20 premium seats
$8 general admission tickets for groups of 10 or more for churches, scouts, etc.

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