‘Godspell, Jr.’ coming to Fort Peck Summer Theatre during July

Star Staff
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The stars of tomorrow take to the stage in the high energy and powerful “Godspell, Jr.” for three performances at Fort Peck Summer Theatre (FPST). This is a special event, with a host of young talent from northeast Montana and beyond staring in the modern hit, “Godspell, Jr.”

“Godspell” was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, now famous for “Wicked,” “Pippin” and the films “The Prince of Egypt,” “Enchanted” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The show boasts a score of hits, including “Day by Day,” which neared the top of the Billboard Pop Single chart in the summer of 1972. The popular musical has enjoyed numerous revivals in New York City and remains one of the most frequently produced shows around the world.

Primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew, a group of disciples perform parables by using a wide variety of theatrical tactics, including mime, clowning, multiple styles of dance, puppetry, and a hefty dose of comic timing. The eclectic blend of music ranges from pop to vaudeville.

This special event runs for 3 performances only: Wednesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m.

The cast stars Chase Tarum as Jesus, Tommi Prewett as Judas and Anthony Manfredo as John the Baptist, along with Mariah Cathey, Codi Donniaquo, Aubre Hartsock, Ali Kuka, Adam Mickleson, Savannah Norton, Abby Peterson, Chayten Pippin, Gabriel Proctor, McKenna Strommen, Tarin Vandall and Brooke Watson.

“Godspell” is directed by Chae Clearwood, Andy Meyers and members of the 2021 Fort Peck Summer Theatre company, with musical direction by Luree Green-Chappell.