Rogers City Summer Youth Program presents ‘Godspell, Jr.’ Jr.’

ROGE“×500.jpg” alt=”” width=”750″ height=”500″ class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-583638″ />RS CITY – The talented cast of Rogers City Community Theatre’s Summer Youth Program will share themes of love, tolerance and building a community when they present their production of “Godspell, Jr.” The show opens today and runs through Sunday.

Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, the show features music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. “Godspell” is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.

It was the winner of the 1977 Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and garnered Broadway Hall of Fame composer Stephen Schwartz two Grammy Awards.

The Rogers City cast, ages 7-19, has dedicated the summer to preparing for this performance. They drew on their various theatrical skills and musical styles, including pantomime, charades, acrobatics, vaudeville, folk and rock, to create this talent showcase.

The cast and crew includes: Jesus – Ashley Nowicki; Judas/Guitar – Lexia Haske; John the Baptist – Hannah Meharg; Soloists – Ashley Bunton, Baylee Lijewski, Izabelle Loughran, Angelee Piechan, Emma Welch; Soloist/Ballet – Chloe Schultz; Ensemble – Cole Boulis, Grace Cousins, Aiden Monroe, Bella Whitford; Director – Theresa Gibson; Music Director – Denise Perrault; Technical Director – Karl W. Heidemann; Producer – Heather Nordenbrock; Assistant Director – Baylee Lijewski; Choreographer – Ashley Nowicki; Lighting Consultant – Zack Wilbur; Lights – Mike Marx, Andrea Madison; Sound – Bob Starnes III, Katie Adair; Props – Mary Parsons; Set Painters – Lawrence Anderson, Riconda Lamb; Additional Assistance – Amy Schultz; Special Consultant – Richard Schultz.

Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater, located at 257 N. Third. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the box office or at the door.

Six-pack tickets (good for any RCCT show) are also available. For more information, call the theatre at 734-3861.

“Godspell, Jr.” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.