Godspell poster.inddThe crème de la crème of the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater is the annual high school musical. This year, with 12 amazingly talented seniors in leading roles, “Godspell” promises to be the best show ever.

“Godspell” will be performed on the Opera House stage Friday, Feb. 1, Saturday, February 2 and Monday, February , (taking a break on Super Bowl Sunday). Showtime  is 6 p.m.

The original “Godspell” is a musical by Stephen Schwartz, with a book by John-Michel Tebelak. The show first opened off Broadway in May 1971. It subsequently played in various touring companies and revivals, including a 2011 revival which made it to Broadway in October 2011.

“Godspell” follows the gospel according to St. Matthew, a series of parables (Bible stories) set to music, but as is the tradition with the SAF Young People’s Theater, the story has been re-imagined by the cast and the director, Jen Julia.

“Bible stories are about universal truths: kindness, forgiveness, loyalty and generosity,” said Julia. “As a theatrical team, we delved into these themes and retold the stories in our own way. The result is a vibrant and engaging new version of the story that young audiences will really be able to relate to.”

With great songs like “Day by Day,” “God Save the People” and “All for the Best,” the show is packed with exuberant dancing and singing. The show is, well, a revelation: innovative and uplifting, perfect for the entire family.

Julia is joined in the production by music director Bob Callendale Israel, choreographer and YPT alum Lyndia Peralta and set designer Buff Hooper.

Tickets are $13 for adults,; $11 for kids 12 and under. (Lap kids are free. )

Tickets are for reserved seating, and are available on the Sheridan Opera House website,

The concessions stand will be open for each show, so bring the whole family down for a night of laughter and entertainment.

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