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Godspell at River Hills UMC!

Jan 31, 2019

Do you want to be a part of something special?  River Hills UMC will be putting on a special production of Godspell. Not a traditional staging or traditional casting, Pastor Robert Braudt has a vision for performing the musical… in nine episodes.

Instead of casting the show once, each episode will be cast by the gifts and talents of the group. Rather than a traditional cast of 10, we may cast as many 8 different people in each role. “Why?” you may ask? The first reason is that the body of Christ today embodies us all. We all have the choice of discipleship. Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, speaks of one body with many parts. Why not produce the story of Jesus life that reflects this broader understanding? Also, by casting 8 different people in each role, the rehearsal process does not become as daunting. Everyone will have a portion of the script to perform and not the whole.

The rehearsal process for each episode will be 10 days. With school, work, and travel schedules, we believe people who want to be involved can carve out 10 days rather than 8 weeks of rehearsal.

The first episode will be performed on March 10th during both worship services. Episodes 2-6 will be on Wednesday nights during the Lenten Services from March 13-April 10. Episode 7 will be on Palm Sunday (April 14) at the 11:05 service, Episode 8 will be on Maundy Thursday (April 18), and the whole cast will perform the finale on Easter Morning at the 9:45 service on April 21. Questions can be sent Pastor Robert Braudt at RBraudt@RiverHillsUMC.org.