MCCC Drama Students Present
Timeless Parables in “Godspell” April 21-29
the rock musical that imparts the teachings of Jesus with an endearing
comic twist, is coming to Mercer County Community College’s
Kelsey Theatre. MCCC drama students will perform this unique retelling
of the gospel according to Matthew Fridays and Saturdays April 21,
22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre
is located on the college’s West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
A talented cast of ensemble players tells familiar biblical parables
in a series of skits that possess a clown-like irreverence and wry
humor, yet evoke the poignancy of Jesus’ sacrifice. First
performed Off-Broadway in 1971, “Godspell” was conceived
by John Michael Tebelak, with music and lyrics -- those not supplied
by the New Testament -- by Stephen Schwartz.
ensemble cast of MCCC's "Godspell" includes:
first row, left to right, Michelle Wood and Rico Cineus; second
row, Christina Melton and Alysia Toscano; third row, Kristina Mancini,
Antonio Arzayus and Stephanie Bartolone; and
fourth row, David Hamm, Aaron Zeichner and Kyrus Westcott; back:
to MCCC Drama program coordinator Jody Person, "The show conveys
the message, 'love thy neighbor,' and then tells the audience how to do
just that. There are 28 performers and every one does a great job."
Person notes that the music draws from rock, folk, country and pop genres,
including the international hit, “Day By Day,” as well as
“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Save the People,”
“Learn Your Lessons Well,” “Bless the Lord,” “All
Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side."
The ensemble cast features: Ashley Allen, Antonio Arzayus, Stephanie Bartolone,
Jennifer Brancato, Melanie Britten, Ricardo Cineus, Josiah DeAndrea, Peter
Deane, Jennifer Fordyce, Damian Gaeta, Clayton Gage, David Hamm, Ira Hsu,
Shauri Johnson, Kristina Mancini, Christina Melton, Brady Niederer, Roderick
Pannel, Katie Proietti, Erik Rojas, Nicole Russano, Sara Smith, Cleveland
Thompson, Alysia Toscano, Jon Turner, Kyrus Westcott, Michelle Wood, and
are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. Free parking is
available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the
Kelsey webpage or call
the box office for a brochure.
For more on events
at Kelsey see:
Kelsey Performance Schedule
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