BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Jackie Jerlecki (right) as Jesus, Jimmy Wilson (center) as Judas, and Kendra Jo Brook perform “By My Side” in the Joe E. Brown Theatre.

Jackie Jerlecki (right) as Jesus, Jimmy Wilson (center) as Judas, and Kendra Jo Brook perform “By My Side” in the Joe E. Brown Theatre.

'Godspell' reprised on Joe E. Brown stage

See the Gospel of St. Matthew come to life in the musical favorite “Godspell,” presented by the theatre and film department at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (Oct. 23-25) and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 25 and 26) in the Joe E. Brown Theatre of University Hall.

One of the longest-running musicals of all time and critically acclaimed both on and off Broadway, “Godspell” presents the parables of Jesus Christ in a modern setting, with memorable music and a small ensemble cast.

Bowling Green’s production has music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who also wrote the musical “Wicked” and the family favorite “Pippin,” and contributed to the Disney film “Enchanted.”

“Godspell” is directed by University newcomer Robin Gordon, theatre and film and the Arts Village. Kevin Bylsma, College of Musical Arts, is the music director.

Single tickets are $12 for students and adults, $6 for children under 12, and $5 for people 65 and over. Group rates are also available. Contact the box office at 2-2719 to order tickets or for more information.

October 20, 2008