A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “G” is for GODSPELL

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The Stephen Schwartz-composed musical Godspell opened off-Broadway in 1971 and has been playing in touring companies and revivals ever since, including a 2011 revival that played on Broadway for nearly a year. (This was such a big part of my teenage Catholic upbringing that I had to choose it for “G.”)

The musical is a series of parables, primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew. These parables, or allegories, are set to modern music. Godspell originally started as a college project performed by students at Carnegie Mellon University and eventually moved to a club in Greenwich Village.

Here is a montage of some of the performances, from the 2011 revival.

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17 thoughts on “A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “G” is for GODSPELL

  1. Lots of fond memories in this brief montage. I’ve probably seen more productions of “Godspell” than any other play. Great songs. My favorite was and is “We Beseech Thee.”
    (Hear us!).
    This production is quite exuberant. 🙂

      1. Same here, Martha. I believe that the Church embracing such as this touched a lot of young people in that tumultuous time.

  2. ‘G’ Good choice !!! I think that came out right about the same time as Jesus Christ Superstar. That one is one of my fav’s ❤ I do think I know all the words to that one too. When I was bored during the my summer as a kid, I would get the score and memorize every word to the musicals that I loved. I know, I still don't have a life 😉 Blessing ❤

      1. You too. One of the boys will be home this week. So excited to see them. It’s my hockey buddy so we can watch some of the playoffs together. Blessings to you on this Palm Sunday ❤

  3. I agree Godspell had to be G. Bishop Stang performed Godspell while I was in high school. I love this music. Thanks for reminding me.

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