The Art House is set to host another hit musical hot off its Sydney premiere as GODSPELL comes to the Central Coast from Hayes Theatre Co in November.
This bold reimagining of one of the most progressive and innovative musicals in history, comes from director Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane, Spamalot) and musical director Victoria Falconer (Lizzie, Once) with a talented ensemble of singers, actors, musicians, and improvisers to create a radical, inclusive, human, Rock-and-Roll Cabaret Gospel for our times.
GODSPELL tells the story of a fractured, hostile, and disconnected community that finds hope, common ground and understanding by embracing a message of radical love. A modern fable that weaves together direct address, vaudevillian comedy, musicianship, improvisation, and superb pop and rock songs like ‘Day By Day’, ‘All For The Best’, ‘Light of the World’, and ‘Beautiful City, Godspell is a uniquely joyful and uplifting theatrical experience.
“GODSPELL is a story about community, and that’s something we’re craving more than ever,” said Carroll. “We’re going to create a community that’s inclusive and celebrates individuality, vulnerability and connection. I hope audiences at GODSPELL are going to feel embraced and uplifted by this work in a way only live theatre can achieve.”
GODSPELL originally premiered off-Broadway 50 years as the first major musical theatre work from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). It remains as unconventional and iconoclastic today as it was then.
“GODSPELL has been a favourite musical of mine for decades”, continued Carroll. “When I was in high school, it was the show that opened my eyes to the possibilities of ‘making theatre’, rather than simply staging it. Each new production of GODSPELL has its own unique identity, sound, message and drive, and I can’t wait to create those afresh with this phenomenally exciting group of performers.”
The Art House is proud to partner with such a renowned group of cast and creatives in what is sure to be a stellar theatre experience. “It is in our mission to bring innovative and anticipated works from Sydney to the Central Coast so we’re delighted to transfer GODSPELL direct from Hayes, so our audience has the opportunity to see it close to home.”, The Art House executive director Anne-Marie Heath said.
The Art House Presents
Thu 10 Nov – 7:30PM
Fri 11 Nov – 7:30PM
Sat 12 Nov – 2PM + 7:30PM
Tickets: Adult $70, Concession $62, Under 30 $45, Child Under 12 $40, Group 10+ $60
From www.thearthousewyong.com.au / 02 4335 1485