Tickets Going Fast for GSB Players’ Spring Musical “Godspell”

Tickets to the GSB Players’ spring 2014 musical, Godspell, are selling fast, so hurry and reserve a seat today!

Seats for the Friday, February 28 show are now sold out. There is still time, however, to purchase tickets for Gill’s Thursday, February 27 (7:30 p.m.), Saturday, March 1 (1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, March 2 (1:30 p.m.) performances, so don’t delay.

This spring’s production will feature the award-winning GSB Players—a recipient of two Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical. Based on the Gospel According to Matthew, with book by John-Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the GSB Players' Godspell is sure to captivate audiences with its unique “steampunk” theme.

“Steampunk,” a genre of science fiction, can be described as a 19th century view of the future which frequently gives a nod to Victorian England and the American Old West. Performing Arts Chair Paul H. Canada’s inspiration for a “steampunk” themed Godspell came from the opening number of the show, “Tower of Babel,” which features numerous historical philosophers and religious leaders who, much like carnival snake-oil salesmen, try to convince their audience that they each have the antidote to life’s afflictions. “As I began to explore the ‘steampunk’ theme,” said Canada, “ I realized that setting the production in an Old West traveling carnival and medicine show would serve the musical in a multitude of ways. Not only would it work for “Tower of Babel,” but each ensemble member could easily be identified as a ‘carnival type’—a sharpshooter, fortune-teller, snake charmer, puppeteer, chorus girls, belly dancer, male impersonator and lion tamer—to bring a fresh perspective to the well-known biblical stories and parables.”

Tickets to see Godspell, $24.50 for adults and $20.00 for students, are still available for purchase online via seatyourself.biz/gsbschool. Faculty and staff members interested in reserving a seat should contact Sandra Bilynsky P ’13, ’16 by email at sandrabilynsky4@comcast.net.
 
Don’t miss the following group of performers on stage in the GSB Theater!
 
Cast
Kaitlyn Avery ’14
Alexandra Baker ’15
Kasey Collins ’14
Katherine Coscia ’15
Paul Dunham ’15
Edward Fischer ’15
Katherine Giordano ’14
Jamie Goetchius ’15
Henry Holmes ’14
Maxwell Lieblich ’14
Catarina “Caty” Matthews ’16
Kaitlyn Sleyster ’17
Erin Wetzel ’15
Mycroft Zimmerman ’16
 
Crew
Stage Manager: Sarah Abowitz ’16
 
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.