Godspell. by Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak. Full Length Musical, Drama / 5m, Music Material Rental Packages 3 band parts: bass, guitar, drums. See also the full Godspell page for sheet music, CDs, etc. rehearsals at varying tempos and parts, separate parts for rehearsal in Karaoke style, and more. Stephen Schwartz (who is obviously Jewish) from writing the music to the .. about Lamar, but this role, like all of the roles in GODSPELL, is non-ethnic specific.
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For the rights to perform Godspell in your school, church, theatre group, or other setting, contact one of these two agencies. For a licensing fee, they will provide the script, score, and support materials. Not only does Godspell have two licensing agencies, but MTI has two separate versions of the show — the traditional and the revised version that was recently performed on Broadway.
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Each has its own script. Visit the MTI website for a detailed description and ordering information for your Godspell production. Traditional Godspell godspel, MTIshows. OR Revised Godspell with new orchestrations used for the Broadway revival of MTI provides supportive resource materials for Godspell that include “RehearScore” – propriety sequencing software for Windows and Mac that supports the rehearsal process with show music.
It allows a music director to point-and-click to transpose keys, conduct dance or choral rehearsals at varying tempos and parts, separate parts for rehearsal in Karaoke style, and godxpell. MTI also makes available a stage manager’s script that can be personalized with your own production notes even though it is part of the rented materials, and “transpositions on demand” for adjusting the music to virtually any key resulting in an easy-to-read computer print out.
Theatre Maximus has licensed Godspell since They send out the materials three months in advance and do not require a deposit. The package includes 12 libretti with chorus, bass drum and quitar, 2 piano scores, production book, beautiful city, and the permission to use the original Godspell logo.
They also license the Spanish version of the Godspell script. Theatre Maximus link opens a new browser window. Contact them for details on their offering in English and Spanish.
Inside a Transformative Musical. Stephen Nathan, who played Jesus in the original New York production of Godspell at Cherry Lane, had been a fan of magic for many years. He knew that a few magic tricks could make a show seem more entertaining. He brought in props from his own collection, and many of them are suggested in the script.
They don’t work, they don’t spin, and yet I tell you, Solomon in all his splendor was not attired like one of these. Get ready for “All for the Best” soft-shoe dance.
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Find “Appearing Cane” or other illisions on Amazon. In productions of GodspellJesus and Judas often use the magic trick of the appearing cane and then dance with the cane in the part of the song.
You can see an example of this on a Youtube version of the song sun by original cast members Stephen Nathan and David Haskell about 20 or 30 years after their first performance. All for the Best – Opens in a new browser window.
In the original production of GodspellJOANNE sang from a platform as banf other cast members picked up long ribbon streamers and began to twirl them, rhythmic gymnastics style. At the end the streamers were tossed into the air.
In the original production, the actor playing Jesus wore a Superman tshirt such as like this one: The point of the costumes in GODSPELL, whatever their style, should be that these eight people are replacing their daily clothes with something hastily put together which sets them apart from society and becomes an outward manifestation of their decision to follow the Jesus character.
In the original production, the characters were never intended to be hippies, but rather to have chosen to put on bright, more colorful and slapdash raiment to match the sort of “contemporary clown” look that Jesus had These playful instruments are sometimes used by actors or the band.
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Practice with Godspell Karaoke – background music for performers. Here is the company’s blurb about it: Tracks contain the background tracks and guide vocals; tracks contain the accompaniment tracks alone.
This album is a re-recording in the original show key and show tempo. Here’s a godsplel box set that contains 80 classic songs. Includes songs from Pippin and Godspell – 51 top shows in all.
Defying Gravity – Schwartz biography signed copies. Yes, Godspell is on DVD as a movie but the movie has a whole different feel than the stage production. So you want to see it LIVE. ;arts is on the Godspell pages at MTI.
Look for the blue tab that says “Upcoming” – click on that to find dozens of productions. Another licensing agency also has productions, and those will be listed on StephenSchwartz.
According to the frequently asked questions post on Musicals. John the Baptist God Save the People: Jesus Day By Day: Robin Learn Your Lessons Well: Gilmer O bless the Lord: Joanne All for the Best: Godspekl Light of the World: Sonia Alas for Bznd Jesus By My Side: Peggy We Beseech Thee: Jeffrey On the Willows: Jesus Long Live God: Answer from Stephen Schwartz: If you must do something from a musical and I don’t know why that would be necessaryit seems obvious you should choose something from one of the more pop-oriented scores, of which there are several: But as I say, unless the people doing the show are insisting on a theatre song, any rangy pop song ought to do.
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Logo and description used with permission. Copyright by Music Theatre International. This site by Carol de Giere godspeell information, tips, and products through affiliate programs. Licensing Godspell for performance – 2 agencies For the rights to perform Godspell in your school, church, theatre group, or other setting, contact one of these two agencies. Appearing Cane In productions of GodspellJesus and Judas often use the magic trick of the appearing cane and then dance with the cane in the part of the song.
Costumes for Godspell In the original production, yodspell actor playing Jesus wore a Superman tshirt such as like this one: Defying Gravity – Schwartz biography signed copies 2 Now there’s a board game for theatre geeks. Home Page Site Map. Home Page You’re visiting MusicalSchwartz. Pxrts are the singing ranges of the characters?
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