Sherrard Drama department presents Godspell

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
The Sherrard High School Drama Department is presenting Godspell on April 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. In front row, from the left, are: Emily Mills, Jessica Bowers, Chelsie Gross, Emma Williams and Laura Swanson. Middle row: Hannah Gelaude, Emily Keener, Anna Dahlstrom and Samantha Kammerman. Back row: Molly Williams, Aurora Hood, Alex Felt, Adam Balk, Tad Goldner, Marty Werkheiser and Monica Matt.

Sherrard High School Drama Department will be presenting the musical Godspell on April 8, 9, and 10 at 7 p.m. at Sherrard High School. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets will cost $6 for adults $4 for students. All seating is general admission.

Godspell is a musical that is based on the Gospel According to Matthew.   The show utilizes clowning, pantomime, charades and vaudeville to tell the story.

Songs include:  "Prepare Ye," "Day by Day," "Save the People," "We Beseech Thee," "By My Side," plus many more. The show is extremely heartwarming and spreads the important messages about spreading love and happiness. The show will without a doubt have the audience leaving the auditorium tapping toes with a smile on their faces.

A cast of 25 high school students has been rehearsing for the last six weeks to get ready for opening night. They look forward to sharing their hard work with the community.

The cast includes: Adam Balk, Alex Felt, Marty Werkheiser, Tad Goldner, Emma Williams, Anna Dahlstrom, Emily Keener, Jessica Bowers, Chelsie Gross, Samantha Kammerman, plus an ensemble of 15.

The show is directed by Jenny Williams, music is directed by Bob Brooks and Christy Pagett, set and costume design is done by Bob Williams, and choreography is done by Emma Williams. Be sure not to  miss out on this fabulous show. The cast and crew of Godspell look forward to giving a wonderful  night of entertainment.

Godspell opened at Cherry Lane Theatre on May 17, 1971 and was an immediate hit with audiences. It played 2,124 performances at Promenade Theatre until it moved to Broadway in 1976. Godspell then played for an additional 527 performances.