Escondido, CA

Community Lutheran to debut “Godspell” Friday

Community Lutheran Church’s Community Players Theater will host the Spring Musical “Godspell” begin­ning this Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and playing until May 1 at the Bailey Bees Theater.

In “Godspell” “A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell differ­ent parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclec­tic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Je­sus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.

The show is filled with lively music and dance, with the most popular song “Day By Day.” According to direc­tor Christopher Ryan, “It is incredibly funny, fast moving. This show for the first time features live music, lead by Jeff Johnson. The choreography and scene direction was done by Chelsea Robinson, and it is amazing. The chal­lenge in this show is that you put ten people on stage. They never leave, and creating movement and flow takes an incredible eye for detail,” said Ryan.

The cast is made up of all local peo­ple (Valley Center, Escondido and San Marcos), all theater veterans ages 17- 76. The play is very family friendly for all ages and the humor will make you want to come more than once.

Tickets can be purchased at the door of each show (General admission is $13, reserved is $16, dinner theater is $35) or can be purchased on line at

Community Lutheran Church is lo­cated at 3575 E. Valley Pkwy., Escon­dido, CA US 92027

Cost: General Seating: $12, Re­served Seating: $16.

Performances are as follows:

Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. – General/ Reserved Seating

Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. (Dinner Theater begins at 6:00 PM) – General/ Dinner Theater Seating

Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m. – General/ Reserved Seating

Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. – General/ Reserved Seating

Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. (Dinner Theater begins at 6:00 PM) – General/ Dinner Theater Seating

Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. – General/ Reserved Seating

The show is directed by Christopher Ryan. Cast includes the following:

Jesus: Noah Vogelsang, John/Judas: Daniel Robinson, Disciples: Madeline Armosino, Natasha Baenisch, Riayn Harris, Lexie Machado, Kristin Mo­rales, Chelsea Robinson, Ben Ruano and Sarah Slaven.

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