Godspell. The Musical to Launch First Performance in Bishop’s Musical Theatre Concentration

Godspell. The Musical to Launch First Performance in Bishop’s Musical Theatre Concentration

Sherbrooke, February 23, 2022 – Students of the Bishop’s University’s Musical Concentration are presenting their first-ever production, an imaginative retelling of the classic Broadway show, Godspell. The Musical. Director Dr. Art Babayants and Musical Director Fannie Gaudette lead the cast of 14 students and 4 musicans who will take the stage at Bishop’s Centennial Theatre from March 10 to 13. Take a glimpse at the promotional video.

Dr. Art Babayants, the new director of the musical theatre concentration, chose Godspell. The Musical, as it speaks to “building a community” and to “have a musical that allows you to focus on the singing, on being together and to continue working even if someone gets sick.” Dr. Babayants is one of many renowned professors students will get the chance to learn from.

The musical is the first public offering from the University’s new Musical Theatre concentration, which aims to enhance Bishop’s existing drama and music programs with specific training in dance, acting and history for musical theatre. This concentration offers yet another opportunity for students to explore and learn across disciplines.

The Bishop’s experience is truly on display in this production, featuring a 14-member company with talented performers majoring in psychology, education, and neuroscience, as well as from the performing arts. Diversity in the acting company extends to language as well, and audiences can expect to experience French, English, Hebrew, Spanish and American Sign Language.

Godspell. The Musical was created Off-Broadway in 1971 by 1971 by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz,

Tickets can be purchased online or in person though the Centennial Theatre Box Office

www.centennialtheatre.ca  | 819-822-9692.  Mandated sanitary measures will be applied.