Godspell: A Musical Returns

Places! Lights Up! Go curtain! For the first time in school history a show returned to the big stage at the Eisemann Center

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Senior Hunter Hall brings his character to life on stage in Godspell.

Places! Lights Up! Go curtain! For the first time in school history a show returned to the big stage at the Eisemann Center. Godspell was first presented in 2006 by the PCA Theatre program. Theatre Teacher Ms. Pam Hurt said, “I had to bring it back because it was such a fun play and with the singers we have it was a perfect fit.” Godspell took place at the beginning of November with over 1,000 audience members in attendance. The musical captivated people with the many Biblical parables and great vocals. It was not just a fun experience for all who got to watch but also for the cast. Senior Lauren Meece said, “Godspell was such an incredible experience for me. In any show you grow close with your cast, but because this show has such a personal, spiritual aspect to it, this cast and crew are more like family now.”

The show was very different from what the Theatre Department typically performs in the fall. Usually the fall production is a play but instead this year it was a musical, but that is just one aspect of the production that was different. Senior Isabelle Simpson said, “The difference about this show from the ones we have done in the past is that we get to have the Biblical aspect which is so cool because we can be really authentic on stage. This show is probably one of my favorites we have ever done just because of that reason.”

The Biblical aspect made it more than just a show, but instead, a tool to share the Good News. “This show is so different from other shows because it’s really not just a show. It is an experience that believers can relate to while watching it, and it has really helped grow my personal relationship with Christ,“ said Senior Hunter Hall.

The play highlighted the entire cast, with many actors performing solos. One dynamic scene was the crucifixion of Jesus, played by Hunter Hall, at the end of the musical. The dramatization of this event brought tears to not only the actors’ eyes but also to the eyes of the entire audience.