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‘Godspell’ next up in Main Stage Series at Performing Arts Center

"Godspell" Broadway musical

Broadway favorite “Godspell” will be presented by Georgia Southern University’s Theatre and Performance program and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the Statesboro Campus Feb. 27 through March 1. The musical is a part of the PAC’s 2019-2020 Main Stage Series.

“Godspell” tells the story of a small group of people helping Jesus Christ tell different parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew. It is the first musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

“The magic of this show is the community it creates not just with the cast but with the audience as well,” said Professor Lisa Abbott, the musical’s director. “The message of the show is about acceptance and love, and the cast and crew have enjoyed creating ways to tell that story with open minds.”

“Godspell” has toured the country and been a musical theatre standard in schools, universities and churches since it was written in 1971. In 2011, it was revisited by its creators and updated for the 21st century. Favorite songs like “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye” and “By My Side,” are there, with a richer and deeper musical voice.

Tickets are on sale at the PAC Box Office and cost $20 for adults and $10 for youth, ages 17 years old and under. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the box office in person Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or purchase tickets over the phone at or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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