Spring Hill College to present “Godspell” March 22-25

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 11:30am

Mobile, Ala. –  The Spring Hill College Theater will present the musical “Godspell” March 22-25 at the Arlene Mitchell Theater on campus.  

The Broadway hit by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz presents the Gospel of St. Matthew told almost entirely in song. Updated to New York City of the late 1960s and early ’70s, the play features Jesus Christ as a wandering minstrel dressed like a circus clown. By blowing on an instrument that reaches only the ears of a select few around the bustling city, John the Baptist summons nine simpatico hippies to a fountain in Central Park, where they revel in the waters of their baptism. When Christ joins the group, the free-flowing fraternal love solidifies into a desire to spread the word of God around the city.

“Godspell” performances begin each night at 8 p.m. General admission is $10; student admission is $5. For more information, call the SHC Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3855.