January 12 – 22
The young performers in Entr’Acte Theatrix’ upcoming production of Godspell are hard at work preparing for their January 12th opening night at the Borland Center, but no one is complaining! In fact, the actors and the production crew are all having a blast. “This show has made me remember how important it is to have fun not just in work, but in life,” enthuses Juan Gonzalez Machain, who plays Jesus in the show.
Director Gayle Coursol was attracted to the production for many reasons, but particularly because of Entr’Acte Theatrix’ mission to offer emerging talent a professional theatre experience: “I was excited about working with Vicki Halmos, for everything I have seen her produce has been absolutely fantastic,” says Coursol. “Not only does she put on quality shows, but I really like the fact that she gives aspiring actors a place to learn all the many things that must be learned in this business. And regardless of whether an actor aspires to something greater or not, this company gives young people an opportunity to meet other young people coming from all walks of life; to have experiences which will strengthen communication and focusing skills; learn values necessary to form a strong community; and become productive partners of our society.”
The rest of the creative team is equally enthusiastic:
“It’s a joy to work with this young and talented cast,” says Roger Bankenship, Godspell’s musical director. “They take direction with ease and the return is even greater than asked.” And Jeanne McKinnon, the show’s choreographer, agrees: “The cast of Godspell brings so much talent to the table that choreographing the show was more fun than work!”
One of the most successful Off-Broadway and Broadway musicals of all time (a current revival is playing to packed houses on Broadway), Godspell has been embraced by audiences everywhere since its 1970 debut. The story is based on the Gospel of Matthew, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (of Wicked and Pippin fame).
Godspell’s talented cast and creative team also includes Andy Christler as Judas, dance captain Lissen Ellington, Catie Bonk, Adele Zin, Jessica Kris, Samantha Etienne, Aumalia Otto, and Domenic Servidio.
The cast’s enthusiasm for Godspell is evident during rehearsals, and will no doubt be transmitted to the show’s audiences. As Juan Gonzalez Machain so rightly says: “Godspell has reminded me that a good story can be told while having a CRAZY TIME!”
Godspell will run from January 12 through January 15 at the Borland Center, and January 19– 22 at in the former Unity Church on the Flagler Campus of the Palm Beach Day Academy.
Tickets are $20 each/$15 for students and children.
Godspell Performance Schedule:
At the Borland Center for the Performing Arts
4901 PGA Boulevard,
Palm Beach Gardens 33418
Thursday, January 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday, January 13 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 14 – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 15 – 3 p.m.
At the Flagler Campus of the Palm Beach Day Academy
1957 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Thursday, January 19 – 8 p.m.
Friday, January 20 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 21 – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 22 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.