Director: Matt Pfeiffer
Scenic Designer: Michael Lambui
Costume Designer: Jennifer Povish
Lighting Designer: Jerold R. Forsyth
Sound Designer: John Stovicek
Dramaturg: Casey Berner
Stage Manager: Ann Marley
Jesus: Mina Kawahara
Judas/John the Baptist: Megan Slater
"Villanova Theatre's production of the oft-seen GODSPELLmight seem ho-hum, but the evangelical 1971 hit by Stephen Schwartz features Philadelphia's uber-director Matt Pfeifferand a gender-blind cast led by Mina Kawahara playing Jesus and Megan Slater as John the Baptist and Judas; both are graduate students and accomplished professional actors."
"Kawahara brings such energy to the show that the cast seemingly revolves around the vitality of her performance. Her bright smile, engaging attitude and confident voice will have you on your knees, in the palm of her hand, praying for more by show’s end."
"Pfeiffer has embraced the devised aspect, as well as the clowning, taking his cast on a joyous ride—and the audience goes happily along with them. The cast of eleven is spirited, with wonderful singing voices."
"Godspell is a fun-filled two hours of theatre. Mr. Pfeiffer and cast have created a piece of such joy and playfulness you’ll find it irresistible."
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, and Joseph Beruh
directed by Matt Pfeiffer
September 19- October 1, 2017
From the musical genius behind the Broadway blockbusters Wicked and Pippin comes this exuberant take on the Gospel According to Matthew. An offbeat group of disciples helps Jesus bring his enduring parables to life through games, stories, and unforgettable songs by Grammy and Tony Award winner Stephen Schwartz. Having touched the hearts of theatregoers throughout the world, this timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love grapples with the eternal question: How can spirituality survive in a stubbornly material world? Rejoice and prepare ye for a legendary show that “never stops bopping, bouncing, bounding” (The New York Times).