Photo Flash: First Look at A.D. Players' Unique Interpretation of GODSPELL
A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, presents "Godspell," its final mainstage show for the 2017 season. Based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, this re-imagined, updated version of Stephen Schwartz's Broadway classic takes place in an untraditional setting, and includes the show's parade of beloved musical classics, including "Day by Day," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "By My Side" and "Beautiful City." The show runs July 21 - August 13, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
"Godspell" is directed by Houston actor and director Justin Doran. Doran has more than 100 professional theatre credits as an actor and director, having performed and/or directed for the Alley Theatre, Main Street Theater, 4th Wall, Stages Repertory Theater, Black Lab Theater, Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet.
The show is choreographed by Krissy Richmond, a former principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and a veteran Broadway performer. Jack Beetle is the music director, and the onstage band is led by Stephen W. Jones.
A young, energetic ensemble cast is led by Andrew Carson (Jesus) and Joey Watkins (John the Baptist/Judas). Both have previously performed with the A. D. Players.
The Jeannette and L.M. George Theater is located at 5420 Westheimer. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the George Theater Box Office at 713.526.2721. Tickets range from $15 - $32.
Joey Watkins (John the Baptist/Judas)
Joey Watkins (John the Baptist/Judas) and Jeremy Gee (ensemble)
Back row: Jeremy Gee (ensemble), Andrew Carson (Jesus), Joey Watkins (John the Baptist/Judas); front row: Teresa Zimmerman (ensemble), Chelsea Ryan McCurdy (ensemble), Brooke Wilson (ensemble), and Mason Butler (ensemble)
Andrew Carson (Jesus)
Andrew Carson (Jesus, center) with the ensemble