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SHS Drama Announces Winter Musical 'Godspell'

A cast of 22 actors present the Stephen Schwartz musical, which questions and analyzes everyday choices between right and wrong through song and dance.

Shorewood High School drama will present the upbeat and energetic musical Godspell Feb. 7 through 10.

The musical by Stephen Schwartz is a modern and refreshing account of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 

The relevant and powerful musical questions and analyzes everyday choices between right and wrong through song and dance. 

The high school cast includes 22 actors, a live pit orchestra featuring SHS band students, and a crew of over 20 technical theatre artists.

All performances will be in the Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 E. Captiol Dr., at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. 

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available from any cast member, by mailing your order to Shorewood High School (Attn. Mr. Joe King), by calling the box office at 414-963-6940, or by emailing the box office at BoxOffice@shorewood.k12.wi.us.

CowDung January 14, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Funny how we can't have crosses on the Messwood football team helmets, but SHS drama can put on a production of Godspell...
N. Peske January 14, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Can you list show times? I'm curious about the matinees--but will email the box office.
N. Peske January 14, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Good point. This came up in the 70s with the comedy "The Butterfingers Angel" in the 70s, which was written by William Gibson, the author of The Miracle Worker and was based on the old European practice of teaching laymen about the Christmas story through a play. I felt the SHS director at the time made a good case for doing this type of play just as we did Commedia del Arte, Shakespeare modernized, & the like. I would guess there have been times when the choir has performed Christian or other religious music by way of studying musical genres and forms. That is very different from using a religious symbol in a sports or team logo. That said, I can totally understand why some would disagree on the value of studying certain forms and types of theater if it crosses over into religious territory given that it's a public school. I know some Jewish students at the time were not entirely comfortable with Butterfingers Angel. I think it's a topic to discuss when a play is picked. I'd be curious to know what the internal reaction was in the school, and if any parents were uncomfortable, and how that got discussed and resolved. I would not be eager to revisit the hysteria and paranoia that was present in the thread on the helmets, with angry & false accusations, certain people engaging in cross talk about posters that was inappropriate, etc. A thoughtful, civilized discussion seems appropriate. BTW, I'm not Christian. Always loved Godspell as a work of art.
Adam W. McCoy (Editor) January 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM
7 p.m. for all showings except for the Sunday matinee which starts at 2 p.m.
Joe Peterlin February 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Will there be protesters? I love protesters! How about a boycott? Those are great also!

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