December 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), the community will present Stephen Schwartz’s acclaimed musical Godspell.
Based on the gospel of Matthew, the musical tells the story of Jesus and his disciples with an upbeat and modern twist to the 2,000 year old story. Having made its Broadway debut in 1976, the show made a revival Broadway appearance in 2011 as well.
LTSP second-year students Josiah Armstrong and Mark Johnson have headed the project as the Artistic and Musical directors. The cast and pit are comprised of students, staff, and faculty of the seminary.
The performance is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door prior to each performance. The cost of admission is $10.
The performances will be held in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel at LTSP, located at 7301 Germantown Avenue. Please see the seminary’s website for additional directions and parking information (www.ltsp.edu/campus).
The proceeds of the performance will fund mission supplies on the annual trip of the seminary to John’s Island, South Carolina. This trip is led by Rev. Dr. Robert Robinson.