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Godspell at Theatre Bristol

July 30 – August 15, 2010

Theatre Bristol opens its 45th anniversary season with Godspell.

Based loosely on the Gospels and parables of Jesus, Godspell opens July 30 and runs through Aug. 15 at Theatre Bristol's ARTspace. This playful and poignant score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) includes such songs as "God Save the People," "All Good Gifts" and the international hit "Day By Day."

Godspell is filled with many vignettes. Connected by the theme of human decency and understanding, the vignettes are set to the parables told within the Gospel. The production is more than just its Biblical themes. It takes off and explores morality and virtues in everyone, explaining the importance of treating others with respect and worrying about today and not tomorrow.

Theatre Bristol's production features the following cast members: LeShawn Bell (Jesus), Bo Bryson (John/Judas), Heather Browning, Chelsea Burnette, Elizabeth Burns, Brittany Curtis, Larry Fuhrken, Michael-Thomas Griffith, Stephen Howard, Audrey Kuykendall and Elizabeth Paxton.

Theatre Bristol's Executive Director Emily Anne Thompson directs Godspell, with music direction by Amy Oblinger, choreography by Keegan Byington and stage managed by Meaghan Gray.

Godspell opens on July 30 and runs for three weekends with performances at 8 pm on July 30, 31, August 6, 7, 13 & 14. On August 8 & 15 there are matinees at 2:30 pm.

Adult tickets are $15, Seniors (over 62), Student tickets are $12, and Children (under 12) are $8. Theatre Bristol's ARTspace is general admission limited seating, so reservations are strongly encouraged.

For reservations, or more information, call Theatre Bristol's office at 423.968.4977.