1. Tell us a little bit about the show and your role.
GODSPELL is a musical that brings hope and love by using the parables based on the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus teaches the others fundamentals on how to love our fellow neighbor through-out the show. In Godspel, Jesus is not the normal “Jesus” that you are familiar with. He is more of a ring-leader of this group of people, teaching them in a very youthful, charismatic manner.
2. What attracted you to this show/role in particular?
The community. This show brings the actors together to form a bond of trust and hope so we can then come together to build a better community than we already have on the first coast. This show reminds the audience how and why to give love and to accept it.
3. How is Godspell different from other musicals?
I think Bradley Akers put it best, to really get an understanding of this show, the actors in particular have to think about each parable as its own play. There's not just one clear story and objective for the characters during the show, but small objectives for each parable. Those objectives usually involve learning something.
4. What is special about this production’s take on the show?
The great thing about Godspell is that you really have a lot of artistic and conceptual freedom. We (the ensemble) are entering this word as ourselves, but knowingly performing a show in this abandoned vaudeville house. It's interesting to see how many different routes someone could take this show.
5. What has been the most challenging part of this process? The most rewarding?
Staying vocally healthy. This show does not have scenes, We are on stage from curtain call to intermission. So our voices don’t really get a break through-out the duration of the show. Its been a process for sure.
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