Captured: Arts Alliance’s ‘Godspell’ takes center stage in Shanley Pavilion


Nick Francis/Daily Senior Staffer

While dealing with dark and heavy themes, the cast members never pass up a moment of joy.

Nick Francis, Assistant Photo Editor

Arts Alliance is putting on “Godspell” this weekend, Oct. 8 to 9. As in-person theatre returns, Shanley Pavilion will be filled with song and dance once more, with live audiences gearing up for the modern retelling of the classic biblical musical. 

The story follows Jesus Christ in his final days in a rock retelling of some of the Holy Book’s most well-known parables. The 10 accompanying characters have all historically gone by the names their actors use in real life, to highlight their plainclothes nature relative to the character of Jesus. 

From adultery to betrayal, the show has it all. Premiering 7 p.m. this Friday, followed by a performance at 10 p.m. that night and 7 p.m. the next night. Arts Alliance’s “Godspell” is part of a series of Student Theatre Coalition productions ushering in a new era of live theatre.

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