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Godspell Jr. ShowKit

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Godspell Broadway Jr. Showkit
By Stephen Schwartz
Showkit

Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.    

The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration.  

  • Director's Script
  • 30 Student Libretto/Vocal Books   
  • 2 Performance/Accompaniment CDs   
  • Broadway Jr. Production Handbook
  • Piano/Vocal Score   
  • Choreography DVD    
  • 30 Family Matters Booklets   

The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade.  

Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year.   

FAQ: Who is eligible to purchase this showkit?

  • Accredited schools using actors in Grades K-9, including American schools with an APO address
  • Homeschool organizations
  • This show is also available to churches by special exception

All other organizations must order directly from Music Theater International (MTI).  

  • We can also sell Godspell Jr. to churches as well as schools, but there is a different license for the church version. Godspell Jr. showkits cannot be sold to Canada because MTI does not have the rights to it there.

Overview/Synopsis:

Godspell Junior is the young performer's edition of John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz's groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.

Godspell is an engaging, innovative show that draws from various theatrical traditions, including clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Originally conceived for a cast of ten, the Broadway Junior version ofGodspell is designed to allow you to expand your cast to include as many student performers as your stage can accommodate. Each of the parables and songs used in Godspell can be cast with a different group of students and can be rehearsed separately, allowing groups to rehearse simultaneously. If you choose to add the optional Godspell Junior Choir, you can use nearly everyone from your school or group who wishes to participate. Godspell can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights and music. This show will be a favorite of performers and audiences alike!

Cast of Characters:

Jesus
is first and foremost a teacher. He should come off very naturalistic, not high and mighty or judgmental. He should be charismatic with being affected; serious, but with a good sense of humor; somebody who everybody likes and wants to have as a friend. While he doesn’t have to sing a lot, his first song, "Save the People," should sound beautiful, clear and unaffected.

John the Baptist/Judas is a role played by one person. It is important to note that in the original production of Godspell, the actors all used their own names and the original script did not include characters designated as "Judas" or "John the Baptist." As you cast this role, remember it is not really two different roles, just one actor embodying the actions of these two biblical figures. The character is charismatic, but also headstrong and sometimes acts in rash ways. Be daring in your casting – this role does not necessarily have to be played by a male performer.

Songs Include:

  • Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
  • Save the People
  • Day by Day
  • Learn Your Lessons Well
  • O, Bless the Lord, My Soul
  • All for the Best
  • All Good Gifts
  • We Beseech Thee
  • Light of the World
  • Beautiful City
  • On the Willows
  • Finale

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