September 9, 2021
Kingaroy State High School’s latest musical extravaganza will hit the stage at the Kingaroy Performing Arts Centre on Friday night.
“Godspell” is being presented for a very limited run of three performances: 7:00pm on Friday (Sept 10) and 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday (Sept 11).
Director Zoe Basham and music director / choreographer Sue Dowideit-Reiger have been putting the young cast through their paces this week in the lead-up to Friday’s premiere.
“This new production of Godspell is fairly true to the theme of the original,” Sue said.
“A community is being formed who learn about the philosophies of Jesus. Despite different backgrounds, they learn that they have common ground and a true respect for Jesus and his teachings.
“We believe the way in which we have prepared this production honours Jesus whilst being accessible for both Christians and non-Christians.
“Language throughout the script is thoughtful and appropriate, making this an ideal outing for all ages.”
Harry Charlwood heads the cast as Jesus with Isaac Jones playing John The Baptist / Judas.
Other cast members include Jamie Edwards, Jeremy Davies, Caleb Anderson, Charlie Buckle, Miriam Roselio, Abigail Roselio, Juliana Evangelista, Wyatt Johnson and Justine Evangelista.
Godspell was originally produced as an off-Broadway musical in 1971 and turned into a film in 1973.
It features eight non-Biblical characters who sing and act out parables from the Gospel of Matthew.
Tickets for the Kingaroy production are $20 (adults) or $15 (concession).
They must be booked via the Qkr! app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
Sign up to Kingaroy State High School and buy the tickets as a guest.
“If you need help, ring the office – (07) 4160-0666 – during business hours and the office staff will be able to talk you through the process,” Sue said.