GODSPELL JR
GODSPELL JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
 
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
 
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Godspell JR. is the young performer's edition of John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz's groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
 
Godspell is an engaging, innovative show that draws from various theatrical traditions, including clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Originally conceived for a cast of ten, the Broadway Junior version of Godspell is designed to allow you to expand your cast to include as many student performers as your stage can accommodate. Each of the parables and songs used in Godspell can be cast with a different group of students and can be rehearsed separately, allowing groups to rehearse simultaneously. If you choose to add the optional Godspell JR. Choir, you can use nearly everyone from your school or group who wishes to participate. Godspell can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights and music. This show will be a favorite of performers and audiences alike!
 
The Broadway Junior Collection now offers this John-Michael Tebelak story and Stephen Schwartz score in an adapted format perfect for young performers!
ACT ONE

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
[John the Baptist, Company]

Save the People
[Jesus, Company]

Day by Day
[Solo, Company]

Learn Your Lessons Well
[Solo 1, Solo 2]

O, Bless the Lord, My Soul
[Solo,
Jesus is first and foremost a teacher. He should come off very naturalistic, not high and mighty or judgmental. He should be charismatic with being affected; serious, but with a good sense of humor; somebody who everybody likes and wants to have as a friend. While he doesn't have to sing a lot, his first song, "Save the People," should sound beautiful, clear and unaffected.

John the Baptist/Judas is a role played by one person. It is important to note that in the original production of Godspell, the actors all used their own names and the original script did not include characters designated as "Judas" or "John the Baptist." As you cast this role, remember it is not really two different roles, just one actor embodying the actions of these two biblical figures. The character is charismatic, but also headstrong and sometimes acts in rash ways. Be daring in your casting – this role does not necessarily have to be played by a male performer.

SOLO SINGERS:

"Day by Day"
The singer who leads "Day by Day" doesn't need to have a wide range, but the song should sit in a place where they can sing it out strongly and with

MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
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(ShowKit™ Includes: , 30 Actor's Scripts, Piano/Vocal Score, Director's Guide, 2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs, Choreography DVD, Media Disc, 30 Family Matters Booklets)
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