Scarborough Music Theatre’s production of Godspell opens on May 4

The cast of Scarborough Music Theatre's Godspell in rehearsal. Performances run from May 4 to May 20 at the Scarborough Village Theatre. Photo by Taylor Long.

Scarborough Music Theatre is putting the finishing touches on its production of Godspell, which opens on Thursday, May 4, at the Scarborough Village Theatre.

Godspell first opened Off-Broadway in 1971 where it ran for more than five years.  A Toronto production the following year featured such future luminaries as Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Victor Garber and Paul Schaffer.

Presented through songs, games and biblical parables, Godspell explores the story of eight individuals who are searching for answers in a fractured and fractious world.

It features many well-loved songs such as Day by Day, which reached Number Seven on the Canadian Top Singles list.

Many people make the mistake in thinking that Godspell is a dated, 1970s pop-rock Jesus musical at the tail end of the free love movement.  This show is about so much more than that.  It’s about the discovery and formation of a community and a sense of belonging.

In 2023, we are seeing the world grow further apart, communities being bifurcated, people shouting at each other on social media.  The Scarborough Music Theatre production of Godspell shows what happens when people stop shouting, and instead come together to spread the word of love and acceptance – oh, and have a lot of fun along the way!

The show runs from May 4 to 20 at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd.

Tickets are available at https://theatrescarborough.com/scarborough-music-theatre/productions/godspell/ or by calling the box office at 416-267-9292.  Use the discount code BEACHES for a 10 per cent discount.


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