AZUSA, CA–Azusa Pacific University theater continues its 22nd season with Stephen Schwartz's musical Godspell. The show runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. from March 30-April 9, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The production takes place at the Warehouse Theater, located in the Mary Hill Center on APU’s West Campus, at 701 W. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Free parking is available. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or order them online. This play is recommended for ages 10 and older. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.
Godspell is a family-friendly musical that examines the Gospel of Matthew in a modern day song and dance style. Written by Schwartz, writer of Wicked and Pippin, the musical explores Jesus’ parables and teachings with His young disciples in the last few weeks of His life.
The production is guest directed by Kevin Slay with music direction by Andrew Orbison. “Godspell sets the Gospel of Matthew to various styles of popular American music,” said Slay. “Travelers inadvertently meet a humble person named Jesus, who cares for them, loves them, and teaches them how to live.” Slay and Orbison have directed throughout Southern California at universities and theater companies, including Cal State Fullerton, Vanguard College, Citrus College, Candlelight Pavilion, and Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company (IVRT).
Azusa Pacific University Theater presents five stage productions for the 2016-17 season, featuring a combination of comedy, drama, and musical performances. For more information, visit the theater’s website.