Wauseon High School Students To Dazzle With Godspell

VR LOGO - WEBBy: Tammy Allison

The Wauseon High School Musical Department is excited to present their spring musical Godspell for the community this coming weekend. The audience will be in for a treat as they experience this Stephen Schwartz musical consisting of parables based on the Gospel.

According to Drama Director Jason Robinson, “Godspell is the story of Jesus according to the Book of Mark. Starting with Jesus’s baptism by John the Baptist and ending with the crucifixion, this musical takes many of the Bible’s most popular teachings and parables and transforms them into modernized stories and songs, which are then performed by the cast on stage. Adding intrigue to the story is the insertion of the 8 philosophers who oppose and attempt to undermine Jesus’s teachings. Both comedic and dramatic, Godspell takes the Gospel and brings it to life in a modern, meaningful way.”

The production involves several students in various roles. The lead role of Jesus is filled by Senior Cole Stiriz. Paving the way for Jesus as in the Bible, John the Baptist, is played by Senior Elijah Becker. Another well-known female Biblical figure, Mary Magdalene, is portrayed by Junior Clarissa Johnson. Who plays the infamous character of Judas? They’re not telling. Robinson shares, “It’s a surprise! Come to the performance and find out.” The production also includes a main ensemble of disciples and philosophers who perform in various skits throughout the performance.

Come be inspired and entertained by the Wauseon High School rendition of “Godspell” on Friday, March 27 at 7:00, Saturday, March 28 at 7:00, or Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 regular price and $8 for students and seniors and are available at the door.

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