First Responders Honored With Free Tickets, Dinner to Friday Performance of GODSPELL

Godspell cast members at the end of rehearsal

The Foothill Performing Arts Council (FPAC) and venue host, New Hope Community Church will honor our local first responders with free admission for them and their families at all this weekend’s performances of the awardwinning Broadway Musical, “GODSPELL,” which runs for only two more weekends: Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, this Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. (before the performance), a FREE spaghetti dinner will be hosted for our first responders and their families. “

This year has really been a challenging one for our first responders and we really wanted to honor them for being there for us every time,” 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 young artists, to engage and use their talent in opportunities to foster community. This also fits in with the message of GODSPELL to build community, based on respect and love.”

GODSPELL is a lively, family-friendly 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 comedystory-theatre-type presentation. The 1970s script, music and pop-culture references have been updated to mirror current events and 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 Avenue in Sunland. Admission is $15 for adults 20 and over; $10 seniors and students (ages 13-19). Parking and all kids under 11 are FREE. Nursery care will be provided for infants and toddlers during all performances.

Get your tickets and more info online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598158. Tickets will also be available at the door (CASH ONLY).

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