The musical that coined the term “rock opera” is coming to South Puget Sound Community College this spring. The SPSCC Drama Program will put on the popular musical Godspell on the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Mainstage. The production will run from May 26-29.
Godspell made it’s off-Broadway debut in 1971 and launched the professional career of award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, who went on to compose some of Broadway’s biggest hits, such as Pippin (1972) and Wicked (2003). Godspell follows Jesus and a rag-tag group of misfits as they band together to form a community that celebrates the messages of peace and love, told through song-and-dance numbers and biblical parables from the Book of Matthew. The powerful musical coined the term “rock opera” and has been an audience favorite for 45 years.
The production will take place at 7 p.m. on May 26-28, and the Sunday, May 29 show will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and military members, and the play is free to all SPSCC students, staff and faculty.
Tickets will be available online at OlyTix.org, or by visiting or calling the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (360) 753-8586.