PHOTO: Elizabeth Goranson, an EPHS sophomore, sings "Day by Day" to senior Michael Matos, who portrays Jesus in the EPHS production of "Godspell." The musical will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct 27-29) in the EPHS Auditorium. Scroll down for more rehearsal photos. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).
Almost two months of hard work will pay off this weekend for cast and crew members when the EPHS production of "Godspell" takes the auditorium stage under the direction of Mr. Noah Pligge (director/choreographer) and Mr. Michael Popplewell (producer/music director).
The EPHS Fall Musical will be performed 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $5, with free admission for students and senior citizens.
"Godspell" is a musical retelling of parables from the Gospels. The show, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music by Stephen Schwartz, opened Off-Broadway in 1971. The hit song "Day by Day" and a feature film soon followed. The EPHS production will use the 2012 revised version.
Senior Michael Matos will play Jesus, and senior Sarah Falsetti will portray Judas.
"I have to say that I really pushed 'Godspell' at the end of last school year," said Mr. Pligge. "The group of current students are extremely talented musically, and that isn't always the case. I have been a fan of the revised version of 'Godspell' since I saw it in 2012. It's a familiar show that tells a great story. It also is very much in tune with our current political climate and the sense that we should love each other no matter what."
For additional coverage of the EPHS production, click here for a Q&A with Mr. Pligge, and click here to read the Elm Leaves' excellent preview of the show. And be sure to watch this amazing preview video by the show's technical director, Brittany Muszynski.
Good luck to all this weekend!
► Conceived & Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
► Music & New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
► Originally Produced by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan, Joseph Beruh
► Director / Choreographer: Noah Pligge
► Producer / Music Director: Michael Popplewell
► Technical Director: Brittany Muszynski
► Costume Designer: Susan Schultz
► Assistant Director: Jessica Carmona
► Stage Manager: Kristian Guereca
► Assistant Stage Manager: Matthew McFadden
► Jesus: Michael Matos
► Judas: Sarah Falsetti
► Cast: Justin Eigenbauer, Julia Furgal, Yasmine Garcia, Elizabeth Goranson, Matt Hernandez, Juliet Howard, Joe Klockenkemper, Valeria Lazu, Sofia Muñoz, Kyla Narayan, Justin Nieves, Angel Ponce, Grace Rajendran, Isabella Soto, Jackie Vargas, Jocelyn Velazquez, Melody Velez
► Crew: Airyella Balthazar, Danielle Butler, Justin Capule, Isabelle Cruz, Karolina Czerepko, Isaura Davila, Alexandra Domagala, Megann Fitzgibbon, Sarah Fox, Claudia Galicia, Thailyn Gonzalez, Vincente Guereca, Sami Hickey, Sarah Ihmoud, Kyara Lopez, Aria Loranger, Kevin McFadden, Sarah Meyers, Nichole Murillo, Joshua Nava-Brown, Nathaly Ojeda-Tavel, Isaac Panno, Rosie Pontarelli, Diana Rivero, Elizabeth Schultz, Melany Terraza, Clarissa Varela, Angela Zamudio
"Godspell" Rehearsal Photos
NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.