April 22 - May 23

Godspell

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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
Director: Joseph C. Walsh
Presenting Sponsor: The Morrissey Family

 

Prepare ye the way of the Lord! In Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked, Pippin) lively and enlightening hit musical, Jesus and his followers gather to share parables from the Book of Matthew, celebrating unity, spirituality and community. With an eclectic rock score including the international hit “Day by Day,” Godspell is certain to entertain and inspire all who experience its message of acceptance, hope and love.

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This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & designers

Cast

Janiece Deveaux
Andrea Diaz
Sarah Beth Ganey
Da’Zaria Harris
Dara Jesso
Radamés Medina Meléndez
Eddie Ortega
Shonda L Thurman
Elijah Vazquez
Stephen White Jr.

Production Team

Director: Joseph C. Walsh
Choreographer: James Tuuao
Music Director: Chris Endsley
Scenic Designer: Tramaine Berryhill
Lighting Designer: Alyx Jacobs
Costume Designer: Rosibel Hernandez
Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso
Stage Manager: Stephanie Elliott

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Seating Changes

To best protect your health, we will implement physically-distanced seating for most of our season. We will reduce the number of tickets sold each showtime for A Class Act, and A Raisin in the Sun, and Godspell.

Click Here to View the Godspell Seating Map

Learn more about Garden Theatre’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies here. 

ASL-Interpreted

ASL-Interpreted Performance

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 7:30 pm

In partnership with Signing Shadows, Garden Theatre will present an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.

When looking at the stage, the interpreters will be located in front of the stage on the far right.

For more information about the best seating to view the interpreters, please email BoxOffice@gardentheatre.org.

sensory-friendly

Sensory-Friendly Performance

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 2:00 pm

This performance is for families that have members (both children and adults) with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and special needs.

Special modifications will be made for this performance, including reduced volume levels and modifications to lighting, haze, and other special effects.

Families are welcome to bring items (blankets, pillows, noise reducing headphones, etc.) to make their visit more comfortable.

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reviews

Audience Reviews

“So beautifully performed, staged, directed, costumed, choreographed, and set. I loved every element.” – Garden Theatre Guest

“I LOVED the play and the actors were amazing….they made me laugh and cry…very moving!!!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“The play was beautiful in message as well as the actors’ performances!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“Exuberant cast. Live band. Clever staging. ” – Garden Theatre Guest

“It was full of energy, passion and lots and lots of talent.” – Garden Theatre Guest

Critic Reviews

“Full of color and spirit… If your soul needs a jolt of energy and an injection of hope, this may be just the congregation for you.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

“This show’s all-are-welcome joie de vivre is made evident in Rosibel Hernandez’s eclectic costume stylings and James Tuuao’s party-on choreography… Those festive flourishes, coupled with clever scenic design from Tramaine Berryhill, aptly dramatic lighting from Alyx Jacobs, and artful direction from [Joseph C.] Walsh make this GODSPELL a passion project in more ways than one…  You have a chance to see GODSPELL well executed in a once-in-a-lifetime context.” – Aaron Wallace, BroadwayWorld Orlando