Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
MUSIC AND NEW LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN/ JOSEPH BERUH
Friday & Saturday Oct 7 & 8, 7:30PM
Sunday Oct 9, 2:00PM
Friday & Saturday Oct 14 & 15, 7:30PM
Sunday Oct 16, 2:00PM
This show is rated G
@202 N Main Street
Lexington, NC 27292
Lexington Live is now accepting applications for the following production positions
The following positions will receive a stipend.
Director & Choreographer - filled
Music Director - filled
Costume Designer- filled
Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain - filled
Sound Designer- filled
The following positions are volunteer:
Backstage Crew (no resumé required)
Spot Light operator
To be considered for any of these positions, please submit an email and include a resumé listing theatre experience to Neil@LexingtonLive.org. Following the mission of Lexington Live, we encourage and will accept submissions from all interested parties regardless of race, gender, or age.
Thao is a Director/Producer/Actor/Singer and Choreographer who is comfortable on both the operatic and musical theatre stage. He is acclaimed by critics for his "velvety baritone and his ease and grace on stage."
Most recently: Off Broadway/Regional- Tropical Angels, Miss Saigon, Shrek, Pippin, Chicago, South Pacific and Bridgerton- The Unofficial Musical choreographed by Emmy award winner Tyce Diorio.
As a champion for new music in the classical world, he was delighted to be a part of the evolution of opera in the first-of-its-kind "Zoom Opera” Fortune's Children by David Wolfson with Hartford Opera Theater, which is now streaming on BroadwayOnDemand.
As Director and Choreographer, Thao has produced many notable shows including Rent, Once on this Island, West Side Story, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lion king jr., Big Fish, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
An active film/tv actor, you can catch him in the feature film "Nemesis Eterna" coming out in 2022 and a very exciting project with the MCU coming this fall. Thao is represented by The Brock Agency for Film/TV/Commercial. A graduate of UNC School of the Arts, Nguyen is currently based in Winston Salem, where he maintains a private voice studio. You can follow Thao on Instagram, and Facebook @thetaoofThao and www.thaotnguyen.com for further information.
Director & Choreographer
Dr. Christy Elkins, owner of Music Matters Studio, is thrilled to serve as the Music Director for Godspell. She holds a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from UNCG and has served as the Music Director or Accompanist for many triad theaters.
Some of her recent credits include: Camelot (ARTC), Big Fish (TGRC), Little Shop of Horrors (WAHS), My Fair Lady (HPCT), Sing Hallelujah (BDT), Newsies (GP), Clue (CTG), Jesus Christ Superstar (CTG), Mary Poppins (TGRC), Annie (TGRC), Little Mermaid (Caldwell), Memphis (CTG), It’s a Wonderful Life (Triad Stage) and Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (CTG).
In her ‘spare time', Christy serves as a choir director, piano tuner, arranger, teacher and transcriber. She lives in Summerfield with her husband and three children.
Sam has been constantly involved in the performing arts ever since he was a child. It began when he got his hands on his first piano, & from the start he was creating music and pursuing a burning passion to share his gifts.
Sam continues teaching as an instructor at Cross Movement Dance (since 2018) and has appeared in multiple shows with Lexington Youth Theatre either as cast, crew or assistant choreographer. Sam has also co-directed/directed musicals and plays at his home church Meadowview Reformed Presbyterian Church where he is also heavily involved with the praise and worship team.
More recently Sam has also begun actively pursuing a career in music, venturing out to perform his original songs and covers at different music venues throughout the Triad.
Sam is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to get back into musical theatre as the Assistant Choreographer & Dance Captain contributing to the creative team at Lexington Live, using his gifts to help tell a wonderful story
Assistant Choreographer & Dance Captain
GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI),
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.