BRATTLEBORO -- The New England Youth Theatre continues its performances of the groundbreaking rock musical "Godspell" through Saturday.
Based loosely on the Gospels and parables of Jesus, but with universal messages of kindness, tolerance and love, "Godspell" was conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak in 1971, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, including "Day By Day," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," which bring parables of Jesus Christ humanly and hearteningly to life.
It is a show full of color, sight gags, magic and some of the most beautiful and moving theatrical music ever written. NEYT adds a thrilling layer of clowning, acrobatics, and wonder to this time-honored gem as Stephen Stearns directs the senior company, accompanied by a live rock ‘n’ roll pit band. Musical direction is by Alli Lubin, and choreography is by Jen Moyse.
Performances of "Godspell" are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $9 for students and may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org. The shows play at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St.
New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices