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Musical: Godspell

April 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

F.E.S.T.A. Theatre Company, in co-production with St. Mark’s Church Cultural Association, presents the Florence, Italy premiere of the international hit musical Godspell. Directed by Shaun Loftus, with musical direction by Thomas Moy, Godspell features a young and multi-cultural cast of superbly talented artists, and is performed entirely in the English language.

Godspell is a joyously noisy romp that turns Jesus’ parables into a fast-moving string of slapstick-fueled comic improvisations. Yet there is nothing impious about the comedy in Godspell, whose punch lines are all used to make theologically serious points. Godspell – with its festive treatment of the Gospels and Christ’s life and ministry – reminds the audience of the profound and redemptive power of love.

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Academy and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Godspell has continued to electrify audiences throughout the world since its original New York premiere in May 1971. Godspell’s Tony-nominated score features instantly recognizable hits including, “Day by Day’, “Turn Back, O Man,” “Learn Your Lessons Well, and “Prepare Ye the Way”.

Entrance is free and this show is recommended for family audiences.

Dates, times, and locations of Godspell the Musical:

Friday, April 7 at 8:30 pm –
La Chiesa Evangelica Metodista, Via de’Benci 9

Saturday, April 8 at 8:30 pm-
St. Mark’s English Church, Via Maggio 16

Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 pm –
St. Mark’s English Church, Via Maggio 16

Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm –
St. Mark’s English Church, Via Maggio 16

Saturday, April 15 at 2:30 pm –
St. Mark’s English Church, Via Maggio 16

Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated to defray production costs. To donate, please visit the F.E.S.T.A. crowdfunding campaign: www.kickstarter.com/projects/615531360/festa-presents-godspell-the-musical-please-support

About F.E.S.T.A.: Florence English Speaking Theatrical Artists (F.E.S.T.A.), founded in 2007 by American artists Shaun Loftus and Elia Nichols, is a bilingual and multicultural group of theatre professionals and interdisciplinary artists in Florence, dedicated to creating a new bi-cultural theatre model in their adopted home of Italy.

About Godspell the musical in Florence:
Starring: Francesco Renzoni, Sofia Peralta, Omar Aziz, Giselle Canko, Susanna Raimondo, Emily Volpe, Lana Cunha, Crystal Feren, Maxwell Joseph DeGeorge, and the FESTA Kids group.
Directed by: Shaun Loftus
Produced by: Shaun Loftus, Elia Nichols, and the St. Mark’s English Church Florence Cultural Association.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer

St Mark’s English Church
Phone:
(Int + 39) 055 294 764
Website:
http://www.stmarksitaly.com

Venue

St Mark’s English Church
Via Maggio 16
Florence, 50125 Italy
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Phone:
(Int + 39) 055 294 764
Website:
http://www.stmarksitaly.com