‘Godspell’ goes ’80s
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Jesus, played by Jeremy Cain, and his disciples Scott Simmons, Sam Marie Kuzian and Joshua Montague, go through many parables from Matthew in the musical ‘Godspell.’ <br> Special to the Tribune
Jesus, played by Jeremy Cain, and his disciples Scott Simmons, Sam Marie Kuzian and Joshua Montague, go through many parables from Matthew in the musical ‘Godspell.’
Special to the Tribune
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The cast of ‘Godspell’ will perform in‘80s costumes in the latest production of the smash musical at Elm Street in Woodstock as the show has a new spin that will be taking place in an ‘80s construction zone.
The cast of ‘Godspell’ will perform in‘80s costumes in the latest production of the smash musical at Elm Street in Woodstock as the show has a new spin that will be taking place in an ‘80s construction zone.
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WOODSTOCK — Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will be producing the musical “Godspell” just in time for the Easter season.

The play opens April 18 with performances continuing through April 27 on select days and times.

The show has been in rehearsals for the past couple of months and is sure to be hit in the Woodstock community, the show’s director said.

“‘Godspell’ is the type of show that can be molded,” said Director Siobhan Brumbelow. “Which is nice because it offers something different than before.”

Brumbelow said “Godspell” is typically performed with a ‘70s playground theme to it, like the movie.

Elm Street, however, is planning to go in a different direction: late ’80s construction zone. Elm Street has also chosen to go with an updated script and score, using the version that just came off Broadway from 2012, he said.

“We feel like this is going to be exciting for everyone coming to see it,” Brumbelow said. “We are taking an iconic show and flipping it upside down and updating it a little so that we can bring something new to the table.”

Elm Street Music Director Amy Noel Welch said the show will still have all of the famous songs (and more) such as “Day by Day,” “Beautiful City” and “Prepare Ye.”

“We aren’t taking anything away, just adding to it,” Brumbelow said.

There will be a live pit band with drums, guitars and bass. The cast will also feature a mixture of Elm Street veterans and newbies with Jeremy Cain as Jesus, returning to the stage for the third time since December.

“Godspell” will be playing for two consecutive weekends at Elm Street, starting Easter weekend. Shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Group Rates are available for “Godspell.” Single tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

For more information and tickets, visit elmstreetarts.org/godspell or call (678) 494-4251.

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