Jubilant “Godspell” gladdens

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The Xavier Department of Music and Theatre premiered Stephen Schwartz’s parable-infused musical “Godspell” to both guffaws and tears. Based on the Gospel according to Matthew, “Godspell” gathers a motley crew of 12 seemingly-professional John and Jane Does who have been distracted from Jesus’ word for too long. Through catchy melodies – written by Schwartz, famed for his blockbusters “Wicked” and “Pippin” – and light-hearted humor, “Godspell” leads its disciples and audience members on the Messiah’s journey to redemption, compassion and a greater appreciation for the fellow man. While matinée performances are notorious for … Continue reading Jubilant “Godspell” gladdens