Northeast State Theater presents Godspell April 5 – 8

The Northeast State Department of Theater stages the popular musical Godspell April 5 – 8 at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts in Blountville.

 Godspell is a musical created by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak.  The production is a series of parables, based on the Gospel of Matthew.  These are then interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns.   As Jesus taught with parables and storytelling Godspell utilizes pantomime, acrobatics and vaudeville to tell the story of Christ’s passion.

As the cast performs All Good Gifts, Turn Back, O Man and By My Side, the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and heartrendingly to life.  Drawing from various theatrical traditions, Godspell presents a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance, and love.  Don’t miss this wonderful play.  It is a perfect event to go along with your Easter festivities.

Performances of Godspell are scheduled April 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and April 7-8 at 2 p.m. in the Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors.  Northeast State students with valid student identification get one free ticket.  Purchase tickets now at www.NortheastState.edu.

For more information, contact Northeast State Theater at 423.354.2479 or e-mail emsloan@NortheastState.edu.

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