Northwestern Theatre to present 'Godspell' April 10,11,12

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Northwestern Theatre to present 'Godspell' April 10,11,12

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Fine Arts will present the 2012 Broadway revival of “Godspell” April 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Doors open to the public a half hour before the show begins.

Ticket prices are $12 for the general public, $5 for Northwestern students with a current ID and $10 for Northwestern employees with ID. Tickets may be purchased in the Northwestern Business Office or by calling (580) 327-1700. All phone orders will be accepted with credit card payment. Tickets also will be available at the door. Group rates are available by contacting the show’s director Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre, at (580) 327-8462 or kkweast@nwosu.edu.

Godspell was conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.  The production has been performed on and off Broadway. The show is composed of a series of parables, mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, featuring modern music set to lyrics from traditional hymns.

“We have some fantastic vocalist and actors in this production,” Weast said. “Audiences will not be disappointed with this great group of talented students!

“The production is going to be amazing thanks to very dedicated technical theatre students, performers, our music director Beth Smith and our choreographer Hannah Dirks.”

This production has a large cast of Northwestern students. The cast, listed by student’s name, hometown and classification, includes:

Isileli Ofiu, Anchorage (Alaska) junior; Lauren Turner, Woodward senior; Chance Mayhall, Ponca City freshman; Hanna Dirks, Woodward junior; Tali McDonald, Alva senior; Alexandria Skinner, Burkburnett (Texas) sophomore; Sara Acosta, Woodward senior; Ashley Urban, Enid junior; Jessica Hill, Woodward senior; Levi Hill, Booker (Texas) sophomore; Hanson Long, Waynoka junior; Erin Hopkins, Fairview sophomore; Bryce Lewis, El Reno sophomore; Sadik Malik, Accra (Ghana) freshman; Ashley Litke, Pryor freshman; Irys Botta, Amorita sophomore; Arthur Bohlmann, Hooker senior; Alica Hall, Alva graduate student; Jordan Lyles, Supulpa junior; Abbie Tillman, Elk City freshman; Joshua Faulkner, Hooker senior; Taylor Morris, Pacoima (Calif.) freshman; Dalton Lamberth, Sharon senior; and Scott Bartley, Enid junior.              

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