If you think you know everything about the musical “Godspell,” the new production by the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village may prove you wrong. In celebration of the Easter season, performances will begin April 18 and on additional select dates through April 27 at 8534 Main St. in Woodstock.
What is it about this production of “Godspell” that will change what you may have known about this perennial favorite?
This production will take in the 1980’s! Traditionally, the setting has been that of a 70s playground with time appropriate costumes. This version will take place in a late 80s construction zone and will be using an updated script and score from the 2012 Broadway version.
The show will still include all the popular songs any fan of “Godspell” would expect; it is simply being updated in order to bring the audience something new yet familiar. There will be a live band with drums, guitars, and bass. Regular attendees of Elm Street productions will see some familiar faces among the cast also, including Jeremy Cain as Jesus, who will be on the Elm Street stage for the third time since January.
“Godspell” will be playing for two consecutive weekends starting on Easter weekend. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and to obtain tickets visit www.elmstreetarts.org/godspell or call 678-494-4251.