‘Godspell' to be first musical performed at community college

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:02

    NEWTON - Sussex County Community College has announced their first musical production ever. Godspell will be performed by a cast of students at the college at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Godspell, was an immediate hit when it opened in the spring of 1971 at an off-Broadway theatre. Between 1971 and 1973, productions opened in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Toronto, San Francisco, Melbourne, Sydney, Hamburg, and Berlin. Several songs from the show, including “Day by Day,” became chart hits. The rock musical — written by then-college student John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz of Pippin, and more recently Pocahontas, and Prince of Egypt, fame — went on to win rave reviews and a Grammy Award for Best Score. The production is being directed by Dr. Peter Lubrecht and is under the musical direction of Maria Lagattuta. All performances will be held in the SCCC Theater. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling 973-300-2106, or in person at the business office, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call 973-300-2320, ext. 4279.