Frostburg State University Theatre and Dance Department will present “Godspell”, a rock musical celebration of the life and teachings of Jesus, April 16 and 17 and April 22 to 24 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances April 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
The musical will feature FSU Theatre and Music alumnus Ryan Bowie in the title role of Jesus and music from members of the Beat Street All Stars.
“Godspell” taken from an ancient word for gospel, draws from the theatrical traditions of clowning, magic, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and Vaudeville. Based on John-Michael Tebelak’s book highlighting the teachings of St. Matthew, the musical features a lively score by Stephen Schwartz with updated arrangements, and boasts a string of familiar songs, including “Day by Day,” that bring the parables of Jesus to contemporary life.
Bowie has returned to choreograph “Godspell” in addition to playing the title role. Audiences may remember Bowie from many University Theatre productions, including “Urinetown,” “Damn Yankees,” “The Violet Hour,” “Dames at Sea,” “Eurydice,” and “Into the Woods.” He also appeared in the world premier of “Confessions From the Ladies Room” by Shane Riggs in Cumberland. A full time actor in New York City, Bowie recently appeared in the New York premiere of “Dotty Dot,” a new children’s musical, as well as “My Fair Lady,” “Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” and “High School Musical” at Maples Repertory Theatre.
For more information, contact the box office at 301-687-7462. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for general admission.
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