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Staples Players Taking To The Stage To Perform 'Godspell'

The Staples Players are putting on "Godspell" this month.
The Staples Players are putting on "Godspell" this month. Photo Credit: Staples Players Facebook
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 23 to 25 with a 3 p.m. matinee on July 25, also.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 23 to 25 with a 3 p.m. matinee on July 25, also. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Staples Players will perform "Godspell" at Staples High School from July 23 to 25.

“I grew up listening to and loving the music from ‘Godspell’,” said director David Roth. “But what attracted us to ‘Godspell’ as a summer show was its upbeat message of love and tolerance. Some of our most recent productions, for example ‘Cabaret’ and ‘Sweeney Todd,’ were very moving, but were also very dark.

"‘Godspell’ is equally poignant, but in a joyous and exuberant way. It is also a great show for the entire family, regardless of your religious beliefs.”

"Godspell" is based on The Gospel According to Matthew and gives a family-friendly, musical twist to hymns, parables and the life of Jesus with a theme of community building.

The production will feature new arrangements from the 2012 Broadway revival. "Godspell" was originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, with music from composer Stephen Schwartz.

The Staples Players production features Roth and Kerry Long as directors, musical direction by Don Rickenback, choreography by Katt Eggart, set design and technical direction by Peter DiFranco and costume design by Kathryn O'Reardon.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 23 to 25 and there will also be a 3 p.m. matinee on July 25. Tickets go on sale July 11 at staplesplayers.com and will also be available at the Staples High School auditorium door 30 minutes before each show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Seniors can get $5 tickets for the July 25 matinee.

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