The FPAC (The Foothill Performing Arts Council) celebrates the 11th Anniversary of its 2005 production of the award-winning Broadway Musical, “GODSPELL” for three weekends only: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.
This special production will feature a homegrown cast of talented artists and musicians from five local high schools and three colleges. “We are really excited to bring back this popular musical, which had a great audience response 11 years ago,” explains producer / director Tim Borquez. “We’ve gathered an extremely talented cast and band made up of current and alumni students from Verdugo, Bishop Alemany, Village Christian, La Crescenta and ARTES Academy high schools, as well as students from CSUN, Glendale and Valley Colleges. This fits in nicely with the FPAC’s mission of encouraging and sharing the talents of young artists from our foothill communities”.
GODSPELL, is a lively, familyfriendly musical comedy, with music composed by Stephen Schwartz, of “Wicked” and “Pippin” fame and is based on the Gospel of Matthew, which depicts the story and parables of Jesus and his apostles in a musical, improvisational, sketch comedy-story-theatre-type presentation. The 1970s script, music and pop-culture references have been updated to mirror current events in an improvisational, sketch comedy-story-theatre-type presentation and the features a pop/rock score that includes the Grammy-nominated hit, “Day By Day,” as well as “Light of the World and “All Good Gifts.” A live, rockin’ band completes the experience that the whole family will surely enjoy.
GODSPELL will be presented at New Hope Community Church; 10438 Oro Vista Ave, in Sunland. Admission is $15 for adults 20 and over, and $10 seniors and students (ages 12-19). All kids under the age of 11 and parking are FREE.
Nursery care will be provided for infants and toddlers during all performances.
During the September 16 and 17 evening performances, children ages pre-school to 5th grade will be provided with an evening of interactive games, crafts, activities, and snacks provided by adult members of the New Hope Community Church Children’s Ministry Team.